First of all let me say that this is a style that I know very little about and seldom order when out brewery bouncing. However, in this setting outside under the pine trees sitting by the fire it completely tasted and felt perfect. With a little help from my brewer friends, I explored this style further, which I am starting to see is not just a beer style but a whole family of beers!
A Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. Typically at around 5%-7% ABV. What they all have in common is the color. A milk stout contains lactose, a unfermentable sugar derived from milk which adds sweetness and body to the stout. Flavor variations can be endless but on this Fall afternoon we enjoyed Orange Temptress a chocolate orange stout, Beavers Milk milk stout, Pumpkin Spice milk stout, Horchata an imperial milk stout and of course Beaver Butter peanut butter milk stout! Also, most were served on "nitro" making these awesome stouts even more creamy and decadent.
Belching Beaver does this style very well and they have the perfect tasting room in Vista to sample them all. Enjoy sipping these delicious libations outside under the trees while relaxing by the fire pits. Stouts, fiendly beer servers, fire pits, crisp winter air....sounds like a perfect day! Cheers! KB