Old Bakery Beer Company and The Nature Institute Collab on New Brew
Old Bakery Beer Co. and The Nature Institute (TNI) created “Nature Brews” and the newly-
released collaboration stout will feature a native prairie plant: Hairy Mountain Mint.
The project’s goal is to bring native plants and local biodiversity to one table. By highlighting an
ingredient from local property, TNI hopes to educate the public on the plant, how it can be used
and why it is important to our environment.
Hairy Mountain Stout is a 6.3% ABV stout featuring Hairy Mountain Mint foraged from Heartland
Prairie, which adds minty and woody aroma and flavor to the beer. The stout also features
Chocolate Mint from EarthDance Farms, which helps to enhance the mint flavor and accentuate
the chocolate notes from the dark malts also used in the beer.
The limited release will be sold only at the brewery and available in 4-packs of cans and
on draft. A portion of the proceeds from all Hairy Mountain Stout can sales will be donated to
The Nature Institute’s mission of preservation, restoration and education.
To commemorate this release, Old Bakery Beer Co. will host a fundraising dinner outside
at TNI. “Nature Brews Winner Dinner” will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. This event
will feature a three-course dinner inspired by Hairy Mountain Mint and each ticket will have a
complementary pint of Nature Brews.