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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Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin is back in Paso Robles, California based brewery’s lineup again for fall.
In 2014, the brewery released a Velvet Mocha Merlin, an oatmeal stout is infused with coffee beans and cocoa nibs. That beer appeared as a part of The Winter Bundle that year. Assuming the beers are related, Mocha Merlin follows the same creamy, coffee path.
The brewery’s can lineup includes DBA, Pale 31, Union Jack IPA, Easy Jack IPA, Pivo Hoppy PIls, Luponic Distortion and new Leo v. Ursus.
Firestone Walker Mocha Merlinis available for a second time 12-ounce cans and draft.
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Ballast Point Red Velvet, seen on draft in the past, is now apart of a new “Nitro” bottle program.
Nitrogen infused bottles, once used exclusively by world renowned Guinness, have been adopted by various U.S. based breweries over the past few years. Left Hand Brewing was notably first with Nitro Milk Stout bottles debuting at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. Samuel Adams and Oskar Blues have followed up with their own nitro releases. Now Ballast Point has their own nitrogen infused bottles to kick off 2017.
Ballast Point Red Velvet, a unique twist on an oatmeal stout, is a future Nitro Series release already available on nitro taps. The California based brewery created a chocolatey stout that resembles the cake for which it was named. So much so that pours red, thanks the to a hefty helping of beet juice. The foamy head on the beer truly is the icing on the cake.
You want a beer that gets weird? You’ve found it. It’s a stout that pours blood red, and tastes a bit like chocolate frosting, and creamy too. A beer that really makes you feel all the feels because your eyes are telling you one thing and your tastebuds are telling you another. Don’t worry about the beats either. You’ll only find them in the color. A tasty mindfu$k indeed.
Ballast Point Red Velvet is a 12 ounce bottle release, shipping nationally starting in January, 2017.
Debut: January, 2017
Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, aka W-n-B, is making a seasonal return to the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s seasonal lineup. This year it is available in cans for the first time.
2016 marks the 12th release of Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, an oatmeal stout brewed with a special blend of coffee from Athens local Jittery Joes Coffee.
Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of real coffee flavor. Brewed with a special blend of beans from all over the world developed and roasted specifically for Terrapin by our friends at Jittery Joe’s Coffee right here in Athens, GA.
Two years ago, Terrapin invested in a canning line, and has been slowing transition a majority of the lineup from bottles cans.
Taste. There is so much coffee and chocolate in the 2016 release. The coffee blend is epic and available year-round. That coffee blend added to such a smooth and rich imperial stout, and you have a beer perfect for drinking alone, adding to food, or pairing with dessert.
Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is available in 12 ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s distribution network in November, 2016.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Can Debut: November, 2016
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Upper Hand Christmastime 2015 joins the brewery’s lineup in early November. Upper Hand is a division of Bell’s Brewery.
Upper Hand Christmastime features Michigan grown oats, for a creamy mouthfeel.
“Christmastime was brewed to share in front of the fireplace with your friends and family,” commented Larry Bell, President and Founder of Bell’s Brewery, Inc. …It just might give you the sisu you need to get through the holidays and the U.P.’s long cold winter.”
Upper Hand Christmastime 2015 is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft throughout Upper Hand’s limited distribution footprint.
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal.
Release: November, 2015
Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, NC) released Skillet Donut Stout will make a re-return on March 14th, 2015. The oatmeal stout is brewed with molasses and milk sugar, and Counter Culture Coffee.
Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. Never biased, it welcomes all ingredients. The Skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity. It is the perfect barrier-carrier fro this rich, black ale. This breakfast stout is made from a blend of nine barley malts, a healthy scoop of oats, milk and molasses sugars, and our favorite blend of freshly roasted Counter Culture Coffee beans. Welcome the day with rich cocoa, smooth caramel, dark fruits, and an abundance of diverse coffee aroma unlike no other. Drink your breakfast.
Burial Skillet Donut Stout is available in limited quantities on draft, and at the brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.
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