So we heard about this guy last autumn, and by the time we went to buy one they were all out. For nearly a year now we’ve cast a hopeful glance in the direction of the Southern Tier section at our local bottle shops, but to no avail. That is until yesterday, when, after a wonderful post-hiking meal (did you know there’s a mountain in Beaverton that looks over out over bucolic wine country? Me neither!) consisting of eggplant and mozzarella pasties and a pickled deviled eggs — washed down with Moylan’s Port and Apple Brandy Barrel-aged blended Scotch Ale and Cascade “Frite Galois” White Port Sour (why do we love Portland? Because the check all told was like twenty bucks) we were looking for a nice desert beer to take home when, holy crap there it is, we saw the Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout, sitting their in the fridge, begging us to take it home. Which we did.
Pop open the cap on this bad boy and the entire room immediately smells like fresh vanilla beans. Bring a friend when drinking this, because it’s a whole lotta richness for one person (although perhaps nothing a true Miltonian couldn’t handle). Want to know something more exciting? Our affable waiter at Saraveza informed us that this beer would soon be on tap there. Imagine pairing this with one of their signature cupcakes and…well you get the idea. Well, whaddya say? Let’s make it a date.