Orpheus Brewing Do or Die Oatmeal Cream Stout debuts at the Atlanta-based brewery this week.
Coming down from the brewery’s “Year 7” anniversary that featured nearly a dozen imperial stouts, is an Orpheus beer a little smoother and far less boozy. The brewing team was inspired by a simple English milk stout, heavy on oats, chocolate, and wheat malts. “We love making stouts and wanted to brew one you can have pints of, instead of tasters,” per the brewery.
The oatmeal cream stout (thanks to a dosing of lactose milk sugar) has chocolate and coffee aromas and finishes with hints of caramel and toffee.
Orpheus Brewing Do or Die Oatmeal Cream Stout is available starting this week in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round, everywhere the brewery distributes.
Style: Oatmeal Stout (w/ Lactose)
Malts: 2-Row Malt, Simpsons Golden Naked Oats, Crisp Pale Chocolate Malt, Simpsons Crystal Extra Dark, Crisp Crystal Extra Dark 120, Simpsons Black Malt, Crisp Torrified Wheat, Flaked Oats
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
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Left Hand Mole Milk Stout
Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus has returned tot he brewery’s lineup to kick of June.
This India pale ale is brewed with the ever so high demand Galaxy hop – one the stars of their year-round Tropicalia – plus lactose milk sugar. This spacey IPA was first released back in 2017.
The flavor is bold with pineapple, mango, a touch of floral notes, and an orange Fanta finish.
Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus is available 16-ounce cans at both the brewery and limited distribution in early June 2021.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Distribution.
Latest Release: June 2021
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Forget lighter beers as spring rolls around. Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout is bucking the trend. In this case, warmer weather means barrel-aged.
Mother Earth’s 4Seasons Series arrives quarterly release that represents some of the best and unique creations in their brewing lineup. This imperial stout is brewed with toasted coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and lactose, and as a final flourish – aged in bourbon barrels.
“… What you’re getting here is a very complex ale with oak, caramelized sugar, and coconut dominating the palate, with a silky mouthfeel and dessert-like finish…” – Chris Baker, Director of Brewing Operations
Mother Earth Coconut Cake Imperial Stout is available for a limited time in 16-ounce cans.
Let’s drop right into this. Left Hand Peanut Butter Milk Stout has finally hit shelves, and it’s perfect.
Yeah, I’ve bolded that because it bears emphasis. We live in a time in beer history that might be best summarized in one word – adjuncts. Here at this publication, we’ve mentioned a wide range of beers that have everything from candy, cakes, and fruit, to scorpions, crickets, and grasshoppers. Some beer additions should be sprayed for by an exterminator, and not wind up in your mash tun. But hey, you do you.
It’s the wild west of adjuncts out there. Some of these creations are so sweet you actually have a sugar crash later, while others end up being little shelve grenades in aluminum. Trying the next hyped brewery science experiment can wear out your taste buds, your wallet, and even your faith in beer brewing at large.
Still, there are some great pastry/milkshake/candy/cookie/skittles/chicken wing/hamburger/dragonfruit/marshmallow/baklava/cheesecake/jelly/pizza/tomato/herb beers out there, so I do what anybody else would do. Find them all and drink them all.
When it comes to well-established breweries like Left Hand, I hold them to a higher standard when it comes to a beer like this, and with good reason. They know what the hell they are doing, as evidenced by their Milk Stout. As good as that beer is, brewers want to play and fans demand variety. According to Left Hand, a peanut butter variant was the top request. However, it was never going to be as easy as just tossing peanut butter (in any form) into their milk stout and shipping it.
The best evidence of this? Peanut Butter Milk Stout was slated for November. “Despite getting close to how we envisioned this beer, we hadn’t nailed it yet,” says national sales director Jason Ingram, “Our brewing team worked hard until they got it right and it makes a difference,” he adds. Ingram is right because it was love at first sip for us.
Left Hand held themselves to a very high standard for the seasonal, and you the beer drinker, is the winner for their efforts. Peanut Butter Milk Stout is crafted. Meaningful. And worth the money.
Now you can taste the result of their hard work across the brewery’s distribution footprint this month. This beer is adjunct hope in dark beer form, in and increasingly muddy, sludgy world of pastry beers. 2020 is tasting good already.
6% ABV, 25 IBUs
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8th Wonder Viet-Irish Coffee debuts at the Houston, Texas brewery this weekend.
This first bottle release by 8th Wonder is indeed a big one, especially since the brewery calls this beer Imperial Rocket Fuel. Viet-Irish Coffee is based on year-round Rocket Fuel, a 4.6% alcohol robust porter brewed with Greenway Coffee and milk sugar.
This imperial edition features the same locally roasted Greenway Coffee and aged in Jameson Whiskey barrels.
8th Wonder Viet-Irish Coffee will be available in 22-ounce bottles and draft when the brewery opens on Saturday, January 25th.
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Three Taverns Cream Weaver is back by popular demand this weekend.
Part of the Sour Asylum Series, silky cream weaver is big on tangerine and vanilla flavors. Pre-sales for this beer has typically sold out within a day.
Three Taverns Cream Weaver will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on Saturday, January 25th.