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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.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Nice to see this one up here, Rick.

I recently wrote about the best bargain beers, of which this is my favorite. You will not find a better beer for the price, in my opinion.