Tom Green Summer Stout – Beau’s All Natural Brewing

From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Tom Green Summer Stout”.  This golden stout pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mild roasted malts, semi sweet with a floral finish.  The flavour is of mild roasted malts, mild coffee, chocolate, nuts, lactose creaminess and low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 27.  This is a great golden stout and I recommend picking up a bottle.

Commercial Description:  The Tom Green Beer milk stout is going blonde for the summer! Tom Green Summer Stout is made with organic fairtrade coffee and cacao nibs for roasty and rich accents in a sun-kissed blonde edition of our award-winning milk stout.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Strawberry, arugula and fennel salad with white balsamic & poppy seed dressing; grilled venison sausage on crusty bun with red pepper marmalade; Mascarpone cheese tiramisu.

Yeti White Stout – Old Yale Brewing

From Old Yale Brewing out of Chilliwack comes their brand new “Yeti White Stout”.  The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate.  The flavour is of roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, sweetness and some mild earth.  The alcohol content comes in at 8% and 20 IBU.  This beer has a surprisingly full body that you might even think your are drinking a standard stout blindfolded.  This beer tastes really good!

Commercial Description:  As brewer of Canada’s best stout, we decided to experiment. This full-bodied white stout will deceive your eyes and your taste buds with its dark chocolate, coffee & vanilla flavour and its creamy finish.

Food Pairings as per brewery:  Roasted Lamb with garlic & rosemary, Baby Back Ribs, Baked Mac & Cheese, Shepherd’s Pie


Winter White Stout – Steamworks Brewing

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their latest seasonal release the “Winter White Stout”.  This may not be a true style of beer but it is gaining popularity right now.  A white, golden or blonde stout is a beer that has a light colour but the flavour of a stout.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of espresso and some very mild chocolate but its pretty one dimensional.  The flavour is of espresso, chocolate, caramel, earth, sweetness with a mild bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.1% with an IBU of 33.  While this beer does lack the body of a stout it sure does pack the flavour of one.  I had previously heard of one White Stout but this is my first ever experience with the new style.  While some purists may not like it I dug what this beer had to offer.  Pick up a bottle and check it out for yourself!

Commercial Description:  Steamworks Winter White Stout takes the rich typical stout flavours and body imparted from oats and barley, but without the dark coloured, roasted malts traditionally used in a stout.  Instead, these roasted notes come from first aging the beer with whole espresso beans from East Vancouver’s Pallet Coffee, and then with whole cacao beans from East Van Roasters.  The result is a deliciously unexpected brew that pours light gold with a thick white head, perfect for the West Coast Winter.