Stone Brewing Co, Escondido, CA
From the most unlikely yet intensely imaginative trio that is actor and uber-geek champion Wil Wheaton, alternative news website Fark.com creator Drew Curtis and Stone CEO/Co-founder Greg Koch, comes an imperial stout unlike any ever made. Brewed with rye, wheat malt and pecans and partially aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels, this viscous yet silken brew erupts with an oaky, nutty bouquet and rich flavors of vanilla, toast and bitter chocolate. Enjoy now or cellar this celebration of nth degree passion and geekery applied most gracefully to the craft of brewing.” – RateBeer
Baden Baden Stout
Despite the German sounding name, it’s made in Campos do Jordão, up state São Paulo, Brazil.
How I came to know about this beer, simply, I saw it on the supermarket shelf yesterday. Horribly expensive when compared to most Brazilian beers, but the sight of the name “Stout” was enough to trigger my impulse buying senses… I am such a weak person; as a result, two 500ml bottles at R$13 each ($5.50) ended up in my shopping cart.
They’re in the fridge, and will probably feature in my lunch.
There will be an update, good or bad. Generally, beers like this when made in Brazil are not good, I hope that I am pleasantly surprised.
Halfway through my first handle.
I am not pleasantly surprised.
It’s barely palatable. Sweet caramelised brown crap. A brown head instead of the near white of Guinness.
It is not even remotely stout-like.
In fact to call it ‘stout’ is a crime.
The chances are that I will finish this bottle, the other will be removed from the fridge and put on the shelf; where I suspect it will remain for a long time.
Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
Wynkoop call it “small-batch liquid art”
Guess what it’s made with?
“A meaty foreign-style stout, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is made with Colorado base malts, roasted barley, seven specialty malts, Styrian Goldings hops, and 25 pounds of freshly sliced and roasted bull testicles.“ – Wynkoop
Stout and Hops
Crème Brûlée (Imperial Milk Stout)
For details and food pairings visit:
I missed last week; can’t remember why, but I having been thinking. Having said that…
Alarm bells should be ringing!
The current series of “Do they have beer in…” has just about run its course, there’s simply not enough strange places in the world left to surprise you with.
Which leads me to this juncture; a new theme.
Taking a look at individual beers with strange names, bottles, cool photos, etc. Just because the beer features here does not mean that I have tried it, or indeed approve it. In fact it doesn’t even mean I have any idea what I am talking about… ah let’s move on.
First up: Dogfish Head Craft Beers
Cool name, makes you think.
“Dogfish Head? An unconventional company? No way …..
Okay, so maybe we are a little nuts! We brew strange concoctions of beer, sell silly accessories with our name on it and have our own music group, The Pain Relievaz!
We like to keep it a little kooky and wacky around the Dogfish joint!” – Quote from the Dogfish site.
Please let me know, via comments, if you like/dislike/couldn’t care less about the new theme.
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Until next Friday…