Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

It’s that time again.  The kids are safely tucked away in bed and I’m ready to try another great craft beer.  Front and center tonight is the Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout.  I’ve mentioned before that stouts are somewhat new to me and I’m trying to learn all there is.  Thanks to a good friend Jonathan for turning me on to the dark side!  This stout has a great roasted aroma as you may expect.  Poured into my pint glass it only had a thin collar of head around the edge.

First, it hits you right away with some strong dark chocolate flavors which I enjoyed a lot.  In typical stout fashion, it finishes strong with malt and coffee.  To me, it leaves a bit of a heavy feel on the tongue almost like the syrup in one of those over-priced Starbucks drinks my wife likes.  Just her – not me. No way.  Overall if you are a fan of stouts and prefer sticking to Georgia breweries as do I, the Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout is sure to impress.

Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout CanQuick Facts

ABV: 6.0%

IBU: 30

Hops: Nugget, Willamette

Availability: Seasonal, Winter

The Brewery

Love them or hate them Terrapin makes some fantastic beer.  Located right in the heart of Bulldog country this brewery has been cranking out quality craft beer since 2002.  Every person that has ever started a business had a dream to one day be successful.  To do something that will leave behind a legacy.  The growth of craft beer in Georgia has been nothing short of amazing and Terrapin Beer Company was and still is a part of that.

Many who follow craft beer know that in 2016 MillerCoors purchased a majority position of Terrapin.  This left many of their loyal customers angry and confused.  They felt that Terrapin was selling out for a big payday.  I only have two questions when I see an acquisition.  First off, will the beer be affected?  If a majority owner came in and decided they didn’t like the Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout they could kill the whole thing.  On the flip side if the new owners like what the brewery is doing and allows them to continue to innovate – who cares?

Second, and more importantly, will the brewing operation be moved elsewhere?  This is a big concern.  Most breweries are a part of their community.  Macon Beer Company, for example, is invested in seeing the city of Macon thrive.  Likewise, Terrapin is a part of the city of Athens.  As for now, the brewery is still located in the City of Athens and a quick look at the Careers Page reveals they’re creating jobs.  Only time will tell what the future will hold for Terrapin.  For now, I’m optimistic they will keep producing quality beer and I’m certain if they do – we’ll keep drinking it!

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