Winter 2018, I wrote that I was growing weary of bourbon barreled stouts. I went as far as to say that I was going to not only take a break from them but stouts in general. That break lasted one winter.
In the winter of 2019, I paid more attention, and Schlafly’s Coffee Stout never tasted as good as it did at that moment.
And I meant it. Not only was I back and all-in on stouts, but more specifically coffee stouts, and this was the new standard.
To increase my fun with this and other coffee stouts, I began experimenting with mixing beers, after a fun conversation with a Schlafly brewer on how to expand the taste of all their stouts. This beer is the root of so many good tip-backs.
This is why, I’m happy to write that this winter, my favorite stout is back and now available in 12-packs of 16-ounce cans as well as 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles. With earthy aromas of roasted barley and coffee to balance the stout’s sweetness, Schlafly’s Coffee Stout combines a traditional English-style stout with premium French roast coffee for award-winning flavor.
Schlafly’s Coffee Stout showcases a 25-year partnership with local St. Louis roaster, Kaldi’s Coffee. The brewery creates a cold toddy to extract the best qualities from Kaldi’s premium French roast beans before blending it with the stout to create a smooth, slightly sweet beer with notes of roasted barley, chocolate and coffee.
“Coffee Stout is rooted in history and connection to the St. Louis community. It is very exciting to offer the beloved beer in cans this year. In our early beginnings, the staff of Kaldi’s Coffee would come to the Schlafly Tap Room and order a shot of espresso to accompany their pint of Oatmeal Stout. We soon realized that coffee and stout were a match made in heaven,” says Founding Brewer Stephen Hale. “With rich flavor and silky character, this beer is perfect around a campfire or at a socially distanced gathering.”
This release follows Schlafly’s steady addition to its lineup of 12-packs of 16-ounce cans. Schlafly’s Coffee Stout is available for $13.99 and can be found across the brewery’s distribution as well as on draft, and in cans and bottles at the Schlafly Bottleworks, Tap Room and Bankside brewpubs. Schlafly Beer offers curbside pick-up at all three brewpub locations.
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