Small Batch releases have become the right weekly event at Catawba Producing, but their new Small Bunch Milk Stout is no ordinary lager. This traditional English-style sweet strong marks the return to the brewhouse of Co-Owner and former maker, Billy Pyatt, who had removed his brewing hat for the past half a decade years to focus on Catawba’ s rapidly expanding business. Serving to him in their Asheville South Downward slope brewery was brother-in-law Bobby Stunning, who chose the beer style and helped execute Billy’ s mixture.
The result is a cider steeped in history that is worth the long wait. Typical of this particular century-old style, Catawba’ s Tea Stout features an addition among unfermentable lactose sugar that really adds body and sweetness to eye-catching flavor notes of rich chocolates, coffee, and roasted malts.
Excellent on its own or to be the dessert course pairing, this decadent ale comes in at a extremely sessionable 4. 9% ABV. You should search for the Small Batch Milk Stout in Catawba’ s three tasting accomodations, and in limited distribution.