also in stock Renaissance Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Words by Andy, Brian and Soren from Renaissance Brewing
For years fans of the Renaissance beers had been asking, “when are you guys going to do a Stout?” It was eventually decided that the effort Brian was putting into taking these pesky blighters out the back to give them a shoeing could be better used to actually make the aforementioned stout.
So we produced not only a Stout, but a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, the Craftsman.
Craftsman is the ‘Big Brother’ to our popular Elemental porter. Building on the flavours given by the crystal, brown and black malts, we add a portion of organic rolled oats for a silky smooth mouthfeel, then added a small amount of cocoa nibs to the mash and brew kettle, plus a large addition of nibs to the fermentor. The beer that matured on those cocoa nibs has a lovely chocolate nose that melds beautifully with the coffee and hop notes in the beer. The resulting Stout has a full rounded palate with chocolate and roasted notes predominating and the depth of intensity that one expects from a Stout.
Craftsman is a great accompaniment with:
Biscuits and cookies
and by recommendation Venison
So, to all those that asked the question “when are you guys going to do a Stout?” we hope you will enjoy it when you regain consciousness.
Andy, Brian and Soren