B’Side Avarice Coffee Stout Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels


We would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Matt Hess and the River North Brewery Team back into the beer community by debuting one of our most hyped River North Brewery / Mr. B’s B’Side Collaborations to date: B’side Avarice Imperial Stout with Logan House Powder Day Coffee.

B’Side Avarice melds the robust dryness of Belgian-style Imperial Stout, with layers of oak and cinnamon spice drawn from 13 months in High West Rye Whiskey barrels. This time, in lieu of your requests for added depth and complexity, we finished B’side Avarice with Powder Day Coffee from our friends at Logan House Coffee. A Dark Roast blend with tropical origins, Powder Day lends notes of smoky bittersweet chocolate under mouthfuls of rich, coffee roast. Drink fresh, or cellar up to one year.

Following a majority of positive responses to our West Slope Connection release, we will be reusing our email reservation system for this upcoming release.

At 3:03PM sharp on Monday, July 25th we will open up email orders for you to reserve your bottle of River North B’Side Avarice w/ Coffee. The first 168 emails we receive will be offered one bottle at $11.99/bottle. If we receive less than 168 emails, we will do a re-release of any remaining bottles. This will be posted on social media and take place after the pickup period.

After receiving and considering your feedback following our first attempt at the email system, we have made some minor changes to the System Policies so PLEASE READ THROUGH THEM CAREFULLY!

System Policies:

  • Please put your FULL NAME in the SUBJECT LINE of the email.  We will not be opening each email.  A name in the body of the email will NOT qualify.
    • The name in the subject line must correspond to the name on the ID of the person picking up the bottle, otherwise no sale will be made.
    • If you are sending someone to pick up your bottle, you will write his or her full name in the subject line of the email.
  • Limit 1 bottle per email address.
    • Each qualifying individual must be attached to a unique email address.
    • If we receive two different names from one identical email address, only the earliest qualifying email will be accepted.
  • If you attempt to submit your name multiple times, you will not qualify for ANY bottles.
    • This is a very limited release. We want to offer the opportunity to drink this incredible beer to as many people as we can.
  • Any emails we receive prior to 3:03PM on Monday, July 25th will NOT qualify.
    • Emails received at 3:02PM will not qualify.
    • Do not anticipate an automatic reply email. We will respond to all those who qualify for a bottle by Wednesday, July 27th.
  • If you qualify for a bottle, you will have a FULL WEEK (7 days) to pick up your reserved bottle at your convenience.
    • The pickup period begins Wednesday, July 27th at 11AM.
    • The pickup period ends Wednesday, August 3rd upon shop closingat 11PM. 
    • We cannot hold your bottle past the pickup deadline.
  • All unclaimed bottles will be re-released on our shelves at a later time.  You will be informed of this re-release via social media.
  • Most importantly, SEND YOUR ORDER REQUEST TO:specialrelease@mrbswineandspirits.com.


Please understand that we have no control over technology issues. We WILL be checking for emails grouped into our Spam folder. All qualifying emails found in our Spam folder will be recognized and transferred to our Inbox.

Thank you for your support of Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits, River North Brewery, Logan House Coffee, and some really damn good beer.Cheers from Scott and Jared Blauweiss, & the Mr. B’s Staff