From the inestimable brewing talent in Lucan, MN (Brau Bros.), comes the following news:
New year, new beer!
In the next few weeks we’ll be releasing MooJoos Oatmeal Milk Stout. MooJoos blends the silky smooth characteristics of an Oatmeal Stout with the sweet, round body of a Milk Stout.
Many pilot batches were brewed before we settled on a final recipe. The malt bill is extremely deep, which helps to build complexity in the beer. Milk chocolate and coffee are evident, however you will also find cedar, toffee, anise, smoke, and a fruitiness derived from a classic British yeast.
A large percentage of oats is utilized, both toasted and flaked. In the boil kettle, pure milk lactose (from local, Minnesota dairy farms!) is added which will leave the beer sweet, creamy, and big-bodied.
Of course, as with all of our beers, we try whenever possible to use locally grown, raised, processed, and sold, ingredients. We still have some estate barley that is blended in, as well as a few hops from last year’s crop. We’ve used most, and we’re looking forward to expanding our estate production.
MooJoos will be available in bottles and on draft, make sure to ask for it at your favorite pub, restaurant, or retailer. The release will be soft, and we’re hoping for early February. I’ll make sure to check back with a ship date.