Friday, July 23, 2010
Day 204 Drink: Lancaster Milk Stout
In 1995, Lancaster Malt Brewing opened and for the first time in 40 years beer was being brewed commercially in this part of Pennsylvania. At one point before World War I and Prohibition took their toll, there had been 14 breweries in the county.
The original owners of Lancaster Malt Brewing were bought out in 2001 by the current operators of Lancaster Brewing Co. They make a range of more than a dozen brews, including a Kolsch during the summer, Amish Four Grain Pale Ale, Strawberry Wheat and Milk Stout.
Lancaster Milk Stout pours a rich black color with some brown around the edges, and a solid mocha colored foam. The aroma is a combination of roasted grains and latte. The flavor has a base subtle sweetness that is very attractive when combined with the great roasted malt and hints of coffee that make up the full flavor profile of the beer.