ALTHOUGH WE DO PRIDE OURSELVES IN ALL THE BEERS WE MAKE, one thing tends to be unanimous, and that's the fact that we have become quite adept at working with flavors and adjuncts, thanks to the proliferation of our iconic cream ale and it's brand family siblings. Vanilla, in particular, is something we have worked extensively with so naturally it is at the center of our newest formulation - 'Milk Truck' Latte Stout.
Our year-round lineup is getting an upgrade this month as we welcome a new dark ale into the ranks which we've appropriately dubbed a Latte Stout. Featuring vanilla, coffee, lactose, and oats, Milk Truck drinks like the coffeehouse favorite while still reminding the drinker that they are imbibing an adult beverage. Our Director of Brewing Operations, Chris Baker, provides insight on the inception of of the style:
"When we sat down to talk beer styles and flavor combinations to test, vanilla was an obvious place to start because we have a lot of experience with it, having produced Cali Creamin’ for over a decade. Once that became the primary flavor to build around, we wanted to add flavors that appeal to a lot of people and also stood out on their own without having to rely on the base beer style to necessarily drive the flavors. What you end up with is a really approachable beer that’s soft and drinkable. In some ways it’s the antithesis of most dark beer styles, which are known for being roasty and aggressive.”
Fans of our other flagship ales such as Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale and its lil' sis, Cali Creamin’ Creamsicle, will feel right at home with Milk Truck, which favors drinkability and broad appeal over true stylistic adherence in the Stout category. Rest assured though, it is very much a beer, not the dark ale equivalent of a milkshake IPA trying to walk the line between beer and liquid confection.
Like it’s other year-round beers, we're aiming to go far & wide with distribution, leveraging our network of almost 40 wholesalers across 18 states and numerous international ports, including Mexico, Australia, and the UK.
Milk Truck will be available in 12oz cans and limited draft where independent craft beers are sold. Customers can search for it near them using our beer finder. Need more info on this and future releases? Subscribe to our email list down in the page footer and follow us on social media.