The 25th California Brewers Association Festival did not disappoint, except for the stouts ran out much too quickly. Photo by Bob Moffitt

The 25th California Brewers Association Festival did not disappoint, except for the stouts ran out much too quickly. Photo by Bob Moffitt

Episode 26: The Stouts runneth out at Cal Brew Fest

Bob Moffitt, Joey Gonzalez (Moffitt) and Todd Moffitt get together for the first time, debate the morality of cutting in line to interview brewers and go tent-hopping, racing against time as the stouts disappear almost as fast as the taps are open. Stouts. Summertime. We knew we were on to something. Click HERE for the PODCAST!


Jackrabbit Oatmeal   5.5% abv

Jacob Brendler: Temple Coffee Patagonia Malts. Think iced coffee.

Joey: That sure describes it. Light, refreshing. VERY GOOD

Bob: Little thin, very refreshing GOOD/VERY GOOD.

Todd: Perfect for a hot day. Big coffee. GOOD/VERY GOOD

 

Great Basin Outlaw Milk   5.4% abv

John Frugoli: Roasted, mellow, rounded edges, “Dark is not a flavor”

Joey: Milk chocolate finish, a great introductory stout to a new palate  VERY GOOD

Bob: little bitter at the end but not bad, love the creaminess  VERY GOOD

Todd: Lot in it, but really light. VERY GOOD

 

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Bourbon White  6% abv

Eric Hartz: Smooth, creamy, barrel-aged in bourbon barrels,.special malts

Joey: More like butterscotch, awfully sweet  GOOD

Bob: Refreshing, unlike any other, new realm  GOOD/VERY GOOD

Todd: GOOD

 

Highwater Campfire on CO2

Dave Keno: Some like the nitro, some like the CO2. Try both. Won gold medals at GABF

Joey: VERY GOOD. The nitro version is excellent. Great dessert stout.

Bob: Eyeglass-poppingly tasty… VERY GOOD

Todd: Not a fan of sweet. I appreciate the effort. Not for me.

 

East Brother Oatmeal  5.5% abv

Chris Coomber: Light, crisp, refreshing. winner of a gold medal at the California State Fair 

Joey: VERY GOOD

Bob: It’s a mohawk, a little rough up front, smooth in the rear. The finish is fantastic. I already rated this once. It was excellent then, no reason to change my mind much now... 

Todd: Nothing jumps out at you, but put it all together and it’s VERY GOOD