Saturday, March 27, 2010
Day 86 Drink: Stockyard Oatmeal Stout
So you are drinking this rich dark oatmeal stout with a thick tan head and you take a look at the label and wonder just who or what is the Stockyard Brewing Co. of Chicago, Ill.?
Well the answer is that Stockyard Brewing does not exist beyond a contract between the Trader Joe's grocery chain and Goose Island Brewing Co. Trader Joe's actually has a pretty robust contract brewing program that deserves craft beer fans attention. Besides Goose Island, they partner with the likes of Gordon Biersch, Firestone Walker and Unibroue.
Stockyard Oatmeal Stout is a 5.6 percent alcohol by volume brew that has an inviting burnt chocolate aroma. The beer has good mocha notes throughout with plenty of roasted malt flavor. Good round finish that lingers.