On a whim I decided to brew a very small stout last month. Clocking in at 3.6% alc./vol its a teeny, tiny stout, or a 'micro stout'. Its actually a recipe I have made before, it picked up the peoples choice award at The Brothers Session Beer Challenge last year in February 2017 under the name Social Reality. Ive tweaked the recipe slightly to get more roast into the beer and re-launched it as a part of our Repetition series. Ive been looking for all of the character of Outlander without the booze and it definitely smells and tastes within that realm. Brewing session beers is always a challenge and you often have to compromise on something to get the balance that is so desired. Leaving the booze out of a stout means that you don't get any of those rum like qualities that come from a combination of rich crystal malt, roast and alcohol. What we are left with however is a highly sessionable stout with a lovely cold brew coffee and chocolate character. Despite the residual body the beer is dry, moreish and punches well above its weight thanks to the outrageous amount of specialty malt at 40% of the total grist!!!!!
We are releasing the beer this Friday the 13th at Vultures Lane in Auckland and it will also be a part of the New Zealand Stout Challenge Hosted by Moon Under Water and Punky Brewster Craft Beer Fillery also on the same date.
As with each iteration from our Repetition series, kegs are limited so get in touch with our Distributors to secure yourself a keg before its gone.
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