7 Must-Try Stouts from the Best Local Roseville, Folsom, and El Dorado Breweries Have to Offer
Forget Guinness. Our region is overflowing with a variety of flavor-packed stouts that are crafted locally with love. Grab a growler to go or post up for a pint and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. In no particular order…
1. Ol’ Republic RESOLUTE London-Style Export Stout
Aromas of chocolate and coffee abound in this gold medal-winning brew, with an underlying hint of earthy spice and dark dried fruits (figs and raisins). Full-bodied, with a medium sweetness, rich mouthfeel, and roasted malt notes, it’s delicious on its own or in ice cream floats.
2. Out of Bounds Mandarin Chocolatier
This nitrogen-infused stout is rich and decadent, with a velvety milk chocolate flavor that’s balanced with locally sourced mandarins from Newcastle's Burgeson Family Farm.
3. Auburn Alehouse Irish Dry Stout
True to style, with a beautiful deep ruby/mahogany hue and an off-white creamy head, this beer is nitrogenated to ensure a smooth, creamy experience. The pairing options are endless, too—from beef and oysters to cake and ice cream.
4. Loomis Basin Brew Daddy Oatmeal Stout
This deep ebony brew with chocolate overtones is made with an abundance of oats to give it a smooth, creamy mouthfeel along with a gorgeous, fluffy head. A hint of roasted coffee comes through at the end for a great finish.
5. Red Bus Vanilla Night Sky
Historically known as a “milk stout” or “cream stout” and using lactose sugar as a sweetener, this particular recipe also uses cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and sea salt, resulting in a chocolaty brew that’s good to the last drop.
6. Outbreak Brewing Waking the Dead
Don't let the high alcohol content of this imperial stout scare you. It drinks extremely smooth, while being well-balanced between malt, hops, chocolate, and roast.
7. Moonraker Hollow Bones
This massive imperial stout utilizes a blend of Ethiopia and Honduras coffee beans, along with a heavy wallop of maple. Rich flavors and aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, fresh roast, and sweet cream provide the palate with a harmonious flavor profile and thick, velvety mouthfeel.