Just in time for the holidays and colder weather, our latest canned release from The Propagator R&D Brewhouse is Camp Blanket, a S’mores Inspired Stout brewed in collaboration with our friends at Radiant Beer Co. in Anaheim. Camp Blanket is available now for a limited time at our online store and our three locations in Paso Robles, Buellton, and Venice. Keep reading to learn more about the brew.

Sam Tierney (left) and Jonas Nemura (right) show off the two beers that came from our latest collaboration: Firestone Walker’s Camp Blanket and Radiant’s It’s Not That Far

Radiant’s Andrew Bell and The Propagator’s Sam Tierney have been long-time friends, all the way back to their days as homebrewers finding their way into the brewing industry after college. Andrew found his way to The Bruery, driving their R&D for many years before co-founding Radiant in 2020. Along the way, he honed his chops brewing culinary-inspired beers, including many big, flavorful stouts; so a s’mores stout seemed like the perfect vehicle for the two brewers to put their brewing chops together.

The goal with Camp Blanket was to develop a stout that has flavors reminiscent of fire-roasted s’mores without using any extracts of flavorings (seriously, you can just buy toasted marshmallow flavor in a bottle). To do this, we started by building a stout base with British Golden Promise malt, which is renowned for its rich malty sweetness. We then added a range of specialty malts to build in graham cracker, caramelized sugar, and chocolate flavors with just a hint of campfire smoke lingering in the background.

With our base stout done, we sourced the freshest cocoa nibs we could get to layer on more chocolate flavors, plus whole Tahitian vanilla beans to round out the marshmallow flavor.

Pitch black and full-bodied with a warming alcohol profile and gooey sweetness, Camp Blanket is perfect for sipping by a roaring fire and paring with your favorite chocolatey dessert, or as a dessert on its own.

Have Camp Blanket delivered straight to your door by placing an order at our online store, or stop into any of our three locations to grab a four-pack or try it on draft. Complete the experience by grabbing a s’mores kit plus a mug and blanket that feature the can’s label design. And for a limited time, we’re offering a Camp Blanket bundle which includes a 16-ounce can of the beer, the matching mug, and the s’mores kit for just $25.

If you’ll be in the Venice area this Saturday, December 10, stop by The Propagator for a special Camp Blanket Release Party. The party kicks off at 1 p.m., and it’ll be a day filled with good food and beer, live music, and a raffle. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the brewers behind the beer! Find more details here.