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  • Writer's pictureSean Tinney

Beer Spotlight: Southern Tier Irish Cream Stout

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Southern Tier’s collection of beers is enough to cement them as one of the craft beer titans of the Northeastern United States. The brewery is never afraid to take its portfolio to the next level through carefully and artistically crafted seasonal brews that challenge our preconceived notions about beer.

Southern Tier Irish Cream Stout is one of those beers. This early-year seasonal is a nod to the Irish cocktail and features hearty malts with a milk stout foundation that’s rich and creamy.

Southern Tier Irish Cream Stout is available now at Bridge City Beverage in 6-, 12-, and 24-pack bottles while supplies last.

What is a Milk Stout?

A milk stout, or sweet stout, is a stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The lactose is added during the brewing process to impart a residual sweetness, added body, and a thicker mouthfeel. Brewer’s yeast can’t break down lactose and convert it into ethanol, so these sugars remain in the beer after fermentation. Milk sugar is also used in Milkshake IPAs and some American Sours.

Irish Cream Stout is brewed with Irish cream flavor and milk sugar, giving it a flavor profile similar to a certain Irish cream cocktail. It has notes of vanilla beans and coffee and is reminiscent of Irish whiskey.

Southern Tier Irish Cream Stout Beer Specs

Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company

From: Lakewood, New York

Style: Milk/sweet stout

ABV: 5.8%

IBUs: 25

Hops: Cascade and Chinook

Taste: Vanilla and coffee in the flavor and aroma. Minimal bitterness from the debittered black and barley flakes. Irish whiskey profile with a sweet and creamy mouthfeel and finish.

For more information on Irish Cream Stout or questions about another beer, give us a call or stop in; we’re open daily.


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