~ originally published in the Journal of Business on Sept. 22, 2011 ~
Sweet & Stout Co., a startup bakery that makes cupcakes with beer in the batter, has opened in Millwood.
Sweet & Stout is leasing a 1,080-square-foot commercial kitchen at JP Fossil Creek, at 4302 N. Argonne. Jackie Mustard, who co-owns Sweet & Stout with her fiancé, Dylan Waidelich, is also an employee at the Journal of Business.
“Sweet & Stout started out as a blog that Dylan and I could both write because it’s about two things we both love–beer and cupcakes,” Mustard says.
The baking process includes putting different kinds of craft beer directly into cupcake batter, Mustard says. She chooses beer flavors that complement the flavors of the cake, she says.
Currently, Sweet & Stout sells cupcakes to Spokane Brews LLC, which does business as Brews on Washington, at 7 S. Washington here. Sweet & Stout plans to start taking more orders next month, Mustard says.
Sweet & Stout offers six flavors, including salted chocolate caramel with a stout or extra special bitter (ESB) beer, red velvet with a porter beer, pumpkin with pumpkin ale or Oktoberfest beer, and espresso chocolate with vanilla bourbon stout.