The stout season is officially underway. Which means one of the most popular variety packs from Schlafly is ready to return. Stout Bout!
The beers that make up Stout Bout are determined by the crowd favorites at Schlafly’s annual Stout and Oyster Festival in March.
This Year’s Beers
Fan-favorite Mexican Chocolate Stout is back along with three new additions. Dry-Hopped Stout, Latte Stout and Session Stout, the first low-ABV stout from the brewery.
Mexican Chocolate Stout (6.0% ABV)
A classic American stout inspired by all the characteristics of real, Mexican-style hot chocolate. Creamy, roasty, sweet elements provide a perfect base for the addition of cocoa nibs, which the brewers add directly to the fermenter to age until their finest flavors blend with the stout. The addition of cinnamon adds a kick that balances well with all the flavors in this beer.
Dry Hopped Stout (5.7% ABV)
Brewed with all of the roasted malts you’d expect, but then dry-hopped with tons of American hops adding a unique citrus character.
Latte Stout (6.0% ABV)
Brewer meets barista in this heavyweight bout. Latte Stout is brewed with a blend of coffee toddy and milk sugar that combine to form a stout that calls back to the coffee shop.
Session Stout (4.5% ABV)
While keeping a bold flavor and big body, Session Stout has a low ABV making it easy to have more than one. We classify this full-bodied stout under the lightweight division.
Founding Brewer Stephen Hale explains, “The sampler packs are a reflection of current consumer preferences and interests. We receive true feedback from the festival and build a sampler pack geared directly toward what our consumers will enjoy. The rising interest in low ABV also steered us toward the decision of adding a session stout to our sampler pack, and the other selections offer a taste for everyone.”
The Stout Bout will cost you around $13.99, suggested retail. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit www.schlafly.com/beers/