Last year, Hoppin' Frog Brewery founder and brewmaster Fred Karm was chatting with the brewer from Browar Widawa about the Polish brewery's Baltic porter.

The description noted that the beer had hints of plum. Karm was intrigued.

Why not just add plum instead of trying to recreate the flavor, Karm asked Wojtek Frączyk.

"I thought he would scoff at that," Karm said.

Instead, he told Karm to give it a try.

That conversation served as the inspiration for Hoppin' Frog's new Plum Tuckered-Out Double Double Porter, a beer infused with plum puree. The Akron brewery will release the limited-edition beer, which clocks in at an impressive 16.8 percent alcohol by volume, on draft and in 12-ounce bottles starting Thursday. (Jan. 17)

Bottles will sell for $8.99 and be available at select retail markets.

"We know that people love when you put fruit in beers and we just felt that putting this plum into a porter would make the perfect combination of flavor," Karm said. "We were right. I'm blown away at how tasty it is. It's super smooth and it helps smooth out the roughness that would otherwise be there from the high alcohol."

The Plum Tuckered-Out name is a reference to the hard work the yeast did to get the alcohol content so high.