Third Space Brewing
Press Release

Barrel-Aged Irish Coffee Stout, Mystic Knot, returns to Third Space Brewing for the 6th year

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Mystic Knot and its three limited whiskey barrel-aged variants, Saturday March 11 at Third Space Brewing.

By - Feb 27th, 2023 12:18 pm

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Feb 23, 2023 – Third Space Brewing will release its barrel-aged Irish Coffee Stout series just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Mystic Knot is a 10.5% ABV Imperial Cream Stout that Third Space has aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for seven months, then steeped with carefully selected coffee from local roaster, Stone Creek Coffee.

The special beer is inspired by the flavors of an Irish Coffee. Mystic Knot will be released on tap and in cans starting at noon on Saturday March 11th in the brewery’s tap room at 1505 W. St. Paul Ave. in Milwaukee. The event will feature live Celtic bluegrass music by local band, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass playing 1-4pm, accompanied by Irish dancers, and food by Roll MKE food truck from 12-5pm.

2023 will be the 6th annual release of the local brewery’s Irish-style stout series. Each year, Third Space creates new limited variants using the beloved Mystic Knot base beer. This year three exciting new variants will debut on March 11, including:

  • Mystic Caliente: inspired by the flavors of a Mexican Hot Chocolate with additions of vanilla, cacao, chili peppers, and cinnamon, along with Stone Creek 3 Volcanoes coffee.
  • Mystic Dude: inspired by “The Dude’s” favorite beverage – the White Russian, created with an extra dosing of lactose, along with Stone Creek 3 Volcanoes coffee.
  • Mystic Double Shot Rum: aged first in Bourbon barrels, then finished in rum barrels for an intricate, layered flavor, that is then steeped with Stone Creek’s Green Bike Espresso Blend Coffee.

Mystic Knot, Mystic Caliente, and Mystic Dude will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz cans, and Mystic Double Shot Rum will be offered in single 16 oz cans.

All 4 variants are available for pre-order at and may be picked up any time during Third Space Brewing’s open hours the weekend of the release.  (Saturday March 11-Sunday March 12).

A Word from the Co-Founders

“Mystic Knot is my favorite Barrel-Aged release that we do each year,” says Co-Founder and Brewmaster Kevin Wright. “There is something magical about the combination of the sweet stout base, the bourbon barrels and the fresh coffee from our friends at Stone Creek. I’m really looking forward to the Double Shot this year as it was aged in Bourbon and then Rum and dosed with twice the coffee.”

Co-Founder and President Andy Gehl adds, “One of our favorite parts of Mystic Knot’s return is the fun we have creating new limited variants of this popular barrel-aged stout. As a huge fan of ‘The Dude’, I’m particularly excited for the White Russian-inspired, Mystic Dude — I think it really ties the series together!”

About Third Space Brewing

Third Space Brewing prides itself on brewing high-quality, flavorful, and supremely balanced craft beer in Milwaukee’s historic Menomonee River Valley. Co-founders Kevin Wright and Andy Gehl are long-time friends who have reunited in their hometown to create a craft brewery that welcomes everyone into the craft beer world – you have your home, you have your work, but everyone needs a Third Space.

Third Space Brewing opened in September 2016 and has won several awards for its locally brewed beer. Third Space has won 4 Great American Beer Festival medals, was named Best New Brewer in Wisconsin by Rate Beer in 2017 and was voted Best Microbrewery in Milwaukee three years in a row in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee competition (2017-2019).

In 2018 Third Space was named one of the 50 fastest growing craft breweries in the country by the Brewers Association. In 2021 Third Space Brewing expanded its distribution to cover the entire state of Wisconsin and was listed as the 4th largest craft beer brand in the state by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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