The characteristics of milk stouts, also called cream stouts, are only subtly different from a more traditional dry stout, such as Velvet Merlin. There are the rich, chocolate roasted essences with hints of coffee & caramel present in both styles, but the milk sugar also balances the hoppy, & sometimes, roasted bitterness inherent in stouts. Since lactose is unfermentable by brewers' yeast, it is used primarily to create a fuller-bodied product with heightened mouthfeel as well as add sweetness. The result is a silky smooth, creamy & slightly sweet brew that is very palatable, even for non-stout drinkers
ABV = 5.5%
IBUs = 27
From the coast of California comes Mind Haze, a free-spirited beer made to elevate your perceptions—juicy yet balanced, hazy yet lasting, and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hop flavors.
In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “Mind Haze offers the best of what you expect from a hazy IPA. But we’re going about it a little differently, and that’s what gives Mind Haze its own unique signature. We’re finally ready to do a hazy IPA the Firestone way.”
ABV = 6.2%
IBUs = 40