Halloween is right around the corner and now that we’ve enjoyed our share of pumpkin beers over the last few months, it’s time to turn our tastebuds toward some beers that’ll take us through winter. We’re talking about those deep dark stouts! Don’t be afraid of the dark this Halloween as we shed some light on a few of the must-enjoy stouts in our portfolio!
Epic Brewing Co.
Son of a Baptist
Coffee Stout with Cocoa Nibs
Son of a Baptist is an 8% imperial stout. It’s not barrel-aged like its father, Big Bad Baptist, instead its flavor profile was designed to highlight the complex and unique flavors of small batch coffees. Instead of sourcing a coffee that would play well in a beer, we sought out to creative and innovative roasters, then asked them which means they’re passionate about. Each resulting release of Son of a Baptist is widely different, depending on the coffee selected. Some are fruity and sweet with notes of jam and chocolate, others are rich and earthy with a big roasted finish.
Gruvi’s darkest beer yet, the Gruvi Stout! Each batch begins with abbey malt, traditionally known for its mild nuttiness and notes of honey. Roasted barley and chocolate malts are then added and brewed into a dry, full bodied, non-alcoholic stout. This dark ale contains hints of toasted malt, along with mild oat and coffee notes.
Traditional Dry Irish Stout
Deep black color with reddish hue when held to the light. It pours with a thick creamy head from the keg, the carbonated bottle pours with a thick fluffy head that is almost tan in color. Rich and complex coffee aroma with light licorice notes. This Stout has a robust roast flavor with a full-bodied and smooth mouth feel. A generous addition of Fuggle hops leads to a tart bitterness which mingles with the roast espresso flavors on the tongue.
Telluride Brewing Co.
Coffee Stout with Cacao Nibs
Ski-In Ski-Stout is an ale brewed with an abundance of locally roasted espresso from the Steaming Bean and dry nibbed with cocoa nibs, this Oatmeal Stout is smooth yet extremely complex. The balance of coffee and dark chocolate makes this stout a perfect beer choice for breakfast or after a long day of skiing.