Brewery Notes. In our Boston Beer Hall, it’s always easy to spot folks that are coming from the North End. In between their beers and pretzels sits the iconic white-and-blue box of Mike’s Pastry, tied together with their signature string and packed with hand-made Italian desserts. A North End institution, Mike’s has been dishing out world-class pastries since 1946, and while our beer has always paired well with their legendary cannolis, we wanted to take that combo to a new level. Made in collaboration with Mike’s Pastry, Mike’s Cannoli Stout was brewed using their hand-made cannoli shells, cocoa nibs, lactose, and vanilla to re-create the flavor profile of their famed dessert – or pair perfectly with if you really want to double down! Previously, their legendary cannolis were just for eating… now they’re for drinking too. Like in 2020, a portion of proceeds for the 2021 release will go to Christmas in the City.