Brewmasters series

A series of serious flavors

We live in the Brewers’ hometown, so we thought from a business perspective it was only natural to embrace Milwaukee’s great brewing heritage and launch a series of collaborations with brewmasters from across the Midwest.

Central Standard fans will be excited to keep tabs on this series of planned exclusive releases.

Series 1 & 2: Toppling Goliath Barrel-Aged Brandy

To really bring the flavor of the Midwest to life, we aged our already-delicious North Wisconsin Brandy an additional month in barrels previously used to create Toppling Waters stout (Series #1) and Assassin barells (Series #2).

Before housing beer, the barrels were home to maple syrup. That flavor combination imparts a subtle espresso aroma with hints of chocolate, caramel and a faint sweet, maple syrup finish.

Central Standard’s Toppling Goliath Barrel-Aged Brandy will be available in a limited supply at retailers in Wisconsin and Iowa starting in October.

Brewmasters Series - Toppling Goliath

Series 3: North Wisconsin Brandy Finished In Hinterland Brewing Grand Cru Barrels

The third installment to the Brewmaster Series has arrived!

This award winning brewery produces beers true to their Wisconsin roots. HInterland Grand Cru is a kettle sour barrel aged Cherry Belgian Ale, made with cherries from Door County Wisconsin.  The bourbon oak finish  of the beer and cherries are a perfect complement to our North Brandy delivering a crisp tartness on the front end of and finishing with a touch of brandy sweetness. We finish this twist on a Wisconsin staple for 30 days in the Hinterland Grand Cru barrels for the ideal “Up North” brandy experience.
Perfect for a refreshing brandy old fashioned or a sidecar for those late spring and early summer nights gathering around your fire pit with friends and family.  Available for a limited time so head to your local retailer to purchase and enjoy. If you can’t get you hands on it while it is available, we will have additional releases in this popular series in Jul/Aug and Sept/Oct of 2022.
Hinterland Brewmaster Series

Series 4: North Wisconsin Brandy Finished With Hofbräu München

It has been so hard to keep this news under wraps…but we can finally tell you and literally the world! Our Brewmasters Series is now going global with one of the biggest names in brewing on the planet…Hofbräu München. You may know them for Oktoberfest, but we know them and respect them more for their brewing heritage and the beers they make outside of their popular Oktoberfest.

This Brewmasters collaboration has something for beer and brandy fans alike, Beer lovers will appreciate the roasted caramel malt flavor and subtle beer sweetness of their winter release “Delicator”. Brandy fans will love the bold, rich flavor. It tastes like a cozy Bavarian night.

This new Brewmasters Series brandy really embraces the Germanic roots of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Midwest. Teaming with Hofbräu München and specifically their Winter Spezial Delicator is the ideal match for North Brandy.

Hofbrau Munchen

Series 5: Q1 2023

cocktail Recipes


Hinterland Sidecar

1.5 oz Brewmaster Series Hinterland North Brandy
0.75 oz triple sec
0.5 oz simple syrup
1oz of lemon juice

Shake over ice and strain into sugar rimmed glass.


München Manhattan

2oz Hofbrau Brandy
.5oz Sweet Vermouth
3 Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
.5oz Maraschino Juice
1 King Cube
1 Luxardo Cherry (Garnish)

Add all ingredients (besides king cube and garnish) into a shaker tin filled half way with ice.
Stir for 30 seconds.
Add king cube to rocks glass.
Pour cocktail over king cube
Garnish with a Luxardo cherry on a skewer

Märzen Shandy

1.5oz Hofbrau Brandy
.5oz Dry Vermouth
.75oz Simple Syrup
.25oz Lemon Juice
5 Dashes Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
Fill Hofbrau Oktoberfest
1 Dehydrated Lemon Wheel Garnish

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin filled half way with ice.
Fill glass with ice.
Strain cocktail into a collins glass over fresh ice.
Top with Hofbrau Oktoberfest
Garnish with a dehydrated Lemon Wheel

Oktober Spice

2 oz Hofbrau Brandy .75oz Chai Syrup 3 Dashes Pumpkin Spice 1 Star Anise Garnish Add all ingredients into a shaker tin filled half way with ice. Shake. Rim glass with pumpkin spice/sugar blend Double strain cocktail into glass. Garnish with a Star Anise.