Mountain Goat Beer
Mountain Goat / Garage Project Horn Please Chili Chai Imperial Stout (3 Bottle limit)
NOTE: Limit of 3 per customer. Please do not order more as you will only be sent this amount.
Brewery: Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)
Style: Imperial/Double Stout
Format: 640ml Bottle
For brewers, Good Beer Week is like being a kid in a candy shop. With so many beer events, new beers to try and a city full of people who love great beer, it's hard not to feel inspired. There are also lots of great beer people in the city, and when our Innovation Brewer Alana bumped into Garage Project's Pete Gillespie at an event in 2017, they wasted no time planning a collaboration brew. As tends to happen, brewing schedules fill up and before we knew it, almost two years had passed before everyone was together in the brewery. Given the time that we had all waited, we wanted this beer to make a statement, and this chai-infused Imperial Milk Stout definitely makes a statement!
A blend of ten malts and lactose was used to create a smooth, velvety stout, to which we added a hefty dose of masala chai from Melbourne's Chai Addict. For an extra kick, we then added habanero chillies, as well as some home-grown ghost chillies from Alana's garden. The resulting beer is a magic bus ride to planet flavour.
The chai spices provide a warming aroma that transports you to the Indian Subcontinent, with delicate hints of dark chocolate and roast coffee. Layers of chocolate and malt continue to first sip, leading to a subtle, mid-palate sweetness, before the chillies make themselves known with a prickly heat on the finish. Like all good collaboration brews, this beer is best enjoyed with good friends and we recommend serving at around 12oc to maximise the flavours.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
you wouldn't think this could possibly work...and yet it does!
A milk stout flavoured with chai tea and habanero chillies? Now that's a fair odd blend of flavours. But in this beer it works perfectly. The flavours of the Chai and chilli are both present enough to be detectable, but not overpowering, neither hides the flavour of the traditional milk stout and neither clashes with each other, or the flavour of the base beer. Needs to be ice cold or it will feel a bit flat and oily in the mouth.