February 21, 2022

There’s just something about drinking a dark and delicious stout in the winter time. It’s comforting and satisfying, like indulging in a classic dessert. It warms you up from the inside out and leaves you feeling full and content. 

There are many variations of these dark, top fermented beers- all with their own unique characteristics and flavor profiles. From an oatmeal or milk stout to an imperial or chocolate stout, there is no shortage of tastes to choose from. (If you’re feeling adventurous- try an oyster stout.. sometimes brewed with freshly shucked oysters and their shells.)

Fun beer fact- stouts have been around for a VERY long time. The first documented use of the word stout was in 1677 in the Egerton Manuscript, which referred to its strength and high alcohol percentage. Today, the stout's popularity is most commonly attributed to Guinness, one of the most well known beers worldwide. 

Libra Non-Alcoholic Stout will certainly satisfy your dark beer cravings. Our recipe would be most closely aligned with a regular dry Irish stout- a dry finish, lightly roasted with some notes of chocolate and coffee. It has a nice rich, smooth finish like the classics that we know and love.

Of course, there will always be some differences when it comes to brewing a non-alcoholic version. We pride ourselves on striking a balance between flavor and low calories- which can require some additional finessing. While it may be lighter than a big frosty pint of Guiness, you will still be left with a delicious dark and roasty beverage, full of flavour unique to Libra.

Cheers to stout season!