But sometimes, you just want to enjoy a few pints of rich, smooth, roasty Stout without getting blotto. A proper brew for those occasions can be tricky to track down, so here are 5 of our favorite sessionable Stouts that won’t leave you snoring on the couch.
Let’s Do Brunch: 6.3% ABV - Foundation Brewing Company, Maine
This beer — brewed with whole cinnamon sticks, silky-sweet vanilla beans, and freshly roasted coffee — was pretty much made for Sunday Funday.
Taking off for an early morning, wintery hike with snowshoes and incredible views?
Crack open a can of Let’s Do Brunch at the summit! With its smooth 6.3% ABV and layers of rich espresso and nutmeg, it’ll warm you from the inside out!
Or, maybe the only thing you have planned is to indulge in a scrumdiddlyumptious breakfast and kick back on the couch for a well-deserved Netflix binge. Either way, grab a full stack of this boozy French Toast in-a-can from Maine’s Foundation Brewing Company to keep you company.
Mocha Stout: 5.1% ABV - Abnormal Beer Company, California
This decadent, chocolatey sip of coffee-infused deliciousness helped launch Abnormal Beer Co., and fans know it beats the pants off any ordinary mocha! It drinks like a cup of joe and a dark-chocolate dessert all in one can. This is a beer that can satisfy your coffee cravings all day long.
Dark espresso and rich chocolate aromas seduce the senses from the moment the can is opened. Massive additions of cocoa nibs and fresh roasted coffee from nearby Mostra Coffee keep the mocha train rolling across the palate. It’s like a sip of black coffee and a nibble of fudgy brownie, all at once.
S’mores Eat the Rich: 5.5% ABV - DSSOLVR, North Carolina (all they have on insta is video:
S’mores Eat the Rich is quite the feat. The brewers started by fermenting a first batch in Heaven Hill barrels for notes of oak and molasses, then allowed it to rest in the barrels for 2 additional months.
In the meantime, they fermented a second batch in stainless steel, but wove in real cocoa, graham crackers, and “lil baby marshmallows” for smooth, dessert flavors.
The DSSOLVR team then blended the two batches together and conditioned the brew for a few weeks longer. This time, on cacao nibs and cacao husks, Madagascar vanilla beans, and — wait for it… more marshmallows!
This silky sipper tastes like straight up melty chocolate s’mores, with undertones of baking spice and warming whiskey. If there’s a Stout meant to be savored next to a campfire, it’s this one.
Listermann first brewed this Stout back in 2017 to celebrate the appearance of their friend Father Kyle Schnippel on The Great American Baking Show. This brew became so beloved that the brewers keep bringing it back!
And, what’s not to love? The brewers infused rich pastry flavors with heaps of fresh cinnamon and actual cinnamon rolls. Add a touch of lactose and a 6.1% ABV, and you’ve got a creamy, spiced Stout sure to warm up any cool day.
Campfire Stout: 6.5% ABV - High Water Brewing Company, California
S’mores are a treat whether you’re a little kid or a big kid — but packing all of the ingredients can be a pain! Luckily you can get an adults-only version of this gooey treat: High Water Brewing's silky-smooth Campfire Stout.
The winner of two shiny GABF Gold medals, Campfire Stout oozes with roasty, toasty chocolate malts, real graham crackers, and molasses.
Mouthwatering aromas of honey-drizzled graham crackers, Hershey’s milk chocolate, and marshmallow fluff swirl from the pitch black pour. Each sip bursts with notes of hot cocoa, molasses, and vanilla sweetness. A hint of campfire char appears on the finish — reminiscent of all the times you got your marshmallow a little too close to the flame.
So, next time you have a hankering for some roasty Stout flavor, but you’re still miles from bedtime, just reach for one of these crushable brews. They’re just as delicious as their boozier cousins, minus the morning headache.
Buckle-up hopheads! We’re about to take a delectable trip down IPA memory-lane.Coming to us from some of our favorite brew joints around the country, each of these hop-loaded delicacies sport their own level of craft fame. Some grace the pages of Thrillist, Vine Pair, Food & Wine, or the Beer Travel Guide. Others sport out-of-this-world scores on BeerAdvocate, Untappd, and Tavour! So, we’re highlighting a few juice-soaked sippers that have filled Tavour members’ crates and rattled the craft-o-sphere in the best way possible. Here are 10 of the most popular IPAs to ever hit the Tavour app.
Every beer nerd knows there’s a shortlist of Stouts that you can’t pass up. They’re the holiest of grails in the craft beer kingdom — brews that are hard to come by and are among the highest-rated anywhere. The beer nerds that use Tavour have very discerning tastes, and they know immediately when one of these beers stares them in the face. In fact, our members often snatch them all up with lightning speed, so we have to keep bringing them back! If you’re ever eager to try some of these top-rated Stouts, check out the app — you’re practically guaranteed to see these 8 fan favorite, Dark Beer diamonds at least once every year:
Remember IBUs? The “International Bitterness Unit” once appeared on beer labels and bar menus everywhere as the globally agreed-upon measurement for how bitter a brew is. But, as you may have noticed, it’s become an increasingly rare sight over the past few years. In fact, there’s a chance you didn’t see a single IBU in your last craft beer delivery, or store trip. There’s a reason for that, and it has a lot to do with how far craft beer has progressed.