I didn't post Hoppy #IPADay and @IntlBeerDay until the day of the event. Many other bloggers made posts on the days leading up to it. So, I figure I'll get a head-start on International #StoutDay . I actually updated my paper.li to include #StoutDay, so now it is the "Daily #IPADay and #StoutDay News". There has not been a ton of stuff there so far, but I'm sure it will pick up closer to November.
Stouticus American Stout. Stouticus was created after the COO my company declared that I should make an official company beer. When I asked what kind of beer it should be, the only real concrete suggestion was for the name "Stouticus". The name pretty much dictated the basic style.
I shared the batch of Stoutics with my co-workers and it was a hugely popular. Even people who told me they are not fans of stouts told me that Stouticus was great. I don't think they were just saying that to be nice. I think people really thought it was an awesome beer.
The other day, Mr. COO was telling one of our newer employees how great Stouticus was and I mentioned to them that Stouticus was the first stout I ever brewed. I'm not sure why that popped into my head, but that was a complete lie. I did correct myself.
Of course, I have also brewed Tweedle Beetle Imperial Stout and Leprechaun Stout.
|Tweedle Beetle Imperial Stout|
Leprechaun Stout was gone long ago. I brewed it to be ready for St. Patrick's day 2010. For the most part, it is a nice normal American type stout. Except I included some peppermint extract in the wort. Initially, I thought I ruined a perfectly good beer, but by the time I started drinking it, the peppermint had blended with the chocolatey notes in the base beer to create a flavor that reminded me of a girl scout thin mint cookie. It was just an awesome dessert beer. I think at some point I am going to brew Stouticus with peppermint just because I sort of miss this beer.
Anyway, that is all I have to say about stouts at the moment. Sometime in the near future I will have to brew up some more.