Beau’s FeBREWary Week 3: Dry Irish Stout on tap
This silky and sessionable black ale has interwoven coffee and chocolate flavours that suggest sweetness, but delivers a dry, toasty finish
Beau’s Brewing Co. is releasing the third of five brand-new beers for feBREWary, its annual mid-winter craft beer celebration. The beer is Dry Irish Stout, a certified organic 4.1% black ale with interwoven coffee and chocolate flavours. Rich and silky, it suggests sweetness but delivers a dry toasty finish that lends itself easily to another sip. Beau’s Dry Irish Stout will be served on tap and sold by the bottle this week at the 300+ restaurants, pubs and retailers participating in FeBREWary 2019.
The stout beer style evolved from porters during the 19th century in Ireland. Dry Irish Stout is a lower-alcohol rendition of the style that uses roasted barley and a combination of black malts to achieve both its depth of colour and its signature roasted aroma and flavour.
Dry Irish Stout pours nearly black with mahogany highlights and a creamy off-white foam. The aroma offers an appetizing mix of dark chocolate, coffee and cereal. The flavour expands upon the aroma, adding an initial malty sweetness and mild raisin-like fruit. The mouthfeel is full, silky and luscious. The finish is dry with roasty-toasty notes. Beau’s Brewmaster Matthew O’Hara suggests serving this stout in a shaker glass with traditional Irish dishes such as stew or beef pot pie, or with appetizers such as raw oysters or milder blue cheeses.
Dry Irish Stout is available this week in Ontario, Québec and Manitoba at Beau’s 300+ feBREWary partners – to see a full list, visit beaus.ca/feBREWary. It is also available by the bottle beginning Feb. 14 at the Beau’s brewery in Vankleek Hill, while quantities last. Beau’s month-long feBREWary celebrations continue next week with the release of Grumpiest of All Time, a dark, strong and richly malty German-style lager.