For the first time in the short history of the event, a beer with no emphasis on hops will be the featured beer of Seattle Beer Week. Elysian Brewing has come up with the Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout for the 4th Annual Seattle Beer Week, featuring cold-infused coffee from Lighthouse Roasters. My friend Dean (one of those weird guys who hates hoppy beers) thanks you. Coffee stouts are one of my favorite styles, and I can’t wait to try it. Seattle Beer Week kicks off on May 10, and this will be available on draft and in 22oz bottles all over town.
More about the beer from the Seattle Beer Week website:
In Seattle, beer and coffee grew up together. They’re like siblings, jealously balancing the day between go-go and go-slow, dividing the hip and tattoo’d into brewers and roasters, barkeeps and baristas. Split Shot Coffee Milk Stout combines the talents of Elysian Brewing and Lighthouse Roasters, and commemorates not only Seattle Beer Week as its official beer for 2012, but the fact that it took a lot of talk and lot of Lighthouse coffee to get Elysian off the ground back in 1996. Split Shot has a radically complicated malt bill, with C-15 and C-45 dextrine malts, Franco-Belges kiln coffee malt, Black, Roasted and Chocolate malts and flaked oats. It’s bittered with Magnum and slightly sweetened with milk sugar. OG 16 (1.065); alcohol 7.25% by volume., Split Shot is the official beer for 2012 Seattle Beer Week. Available in select Seattle area restaurants, bars and stores, on draft and in 22-oz. bottles.
I’m just starting to get my head wrapped around all the events for Seattle Beer Week (my liver has been telling me to put off thinking about it), but expect quite a few posts in the upcoming weeks about SBW, as time allows of course.