New Beer Release!!!  Lagunitas, Schlafly, North Coast, Unibroue

**********Beer Descriptions are from the Breweries**********

Lagunitas Bitter Oats Ale

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This big boozy blonde was brewed with a boatload of oats, giving it a creamy, sweet mouthfeel with a hoppy blast. It’s like a powdered sugar doughnut topped with deliciously bitter, danky resinous hops. Chow down!

 

 

 

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale

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Malty and rich beer with a snappy hop finish truly defies style…Imperial Mild?…Uber ESB?… We do know for sure that it is Unforgiven and Unrepentant.

 

 

 

 

North Coast Stellar IPA

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Our location, on the northern California coast, is in close proximity to the migratory path of gray whales and the southern habitat of orcas. The plight of Steller sea lions and their declining populations is an issue that resonates with us. This is also the birthplace of whale activism. In the spirit of the Mendocino Whale Wars of the late 1960s and early 70s, North Coast Brewing is pledging our support to marine mammal research conducted in coastal areas throughout the Pacific.

For every case of North Coast Steller IPA sold, North Coast Brewing makes a contribution to marine mammal research. For information on the organizations we support, please visit our website.

Like muscat, spruce tips, and pennyroyal, North Coast Steller IPA is redolent of resinous terpenes: myrcene, linalool, pinene, and geraniol. An unparalleled hop happening.

 

 

Unibroue La Resolution

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La Résolution is a dark ale with spicy character inspired by a recipe our brewmaster Jerry Vietz created for his friends.  At 10% alcohol, its spicy caramel aroma evolves on the palate into pleasant and complex notes of toffee with reminiscence of a tasty gingerbread.  The perfect balance between spicy, caramel and roasted malt flavours is complemented by a nice roundness and persistent finish.

 

Schlafly Stout Bout Variety Pack

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Our Coffee Stout is a classic combination of a traditional stout and premium French roast coffee from St. Louis roaster, Kaldi’s Coffee. Roasted barley and coffee dominate the aroma, with the sweetness from the stout balancing the acidity of the coffee. We use a unique cold toddy extraction process to brew a less acidic coffee for the beer.

In the 1990’s, Kaldi’s staff started visiting the Schlafly Tap Room, asking for a pint of stout and a shot of espresso. Both Schlafly and Kaldi’s realized this was a match made in beer heaven, and soon started working together to find the perfect coffee blend to mix with our Oatmeal Stout. This collaboration continues today, with regular tastings to perfect the Coffee Stout.

 

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Our Oatmeal Stout is a classic British-style stout brewed with flaked oatmeal and roasted barley.  Freshly-roasted coffee beans, cocoa and touches of raisin and dried fruit dominate the aroma of this super dark ale.  The richness of the grain blend is balanced by the nutty character of the roasted malt, the creaminess from the oatmeal flakes and a dose of hops.

Before the 19th century, all barley was malted over wood-fired kilns and the resulting dark roasted malt defined the browns, porters, and stouts of England. Near the end of the 19th century, brewers had introduced oats for their purported restorative and nourishing characteristics, producing beers such as oatmeal stout and milk stout. By the 1950’s, Oatmeal Stout had nearly trickled out of existence. Following the beer’s literary rebirth in the articles of English beer writer Michael Jackson in the 1970’s, British and American craft brewers are once again promoting the style.

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Our Irish-Style Extra Stout amplifies the traditional drier versions from Ireland for a bolder, black brew.  The addition of both roasted barley and Dark Crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.  The beer is generously hopped with East Kent Goldings to balance the sweetness from the malted barley.

Extra Stout is a descendent of the British and Irish porters of the 18th Century.  These strong porters eventually became known as strong stout, then Foreign Stout or Extra Stout, depending on origin.  Extra Stouts were exported world-wide, gaining popularity in the West Indies, Africa and parts of Asia.

 

 

 

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Our Milk Chocolate Stout is a Sweet Stout brewed with milk sugar for a creamier texture.  The brew is aged on roasted gourmet Guitard cocoa nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans for a rich, sweet treat.  The low hop content of the brew gives the chocolate flavors the lead in this twist on the traditional stout.

Sweet Stouts, also known as Milk Stouts, were originally thought to be extremely nutritious and were at one time given to nursing mothers with the claim that they had a similar nutritional content to milk.  After WWII, the British government banned the word “milk” to be used in reference to alcohol, and brewers started calling their creations “Sweet Stout”.

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