Original Release Date: 3/17/2012
Format: 1/6 bbl keg, 1/2 bbl keg, 16 oz can
Availability: NC, (Can: Pub Only)
Bitterness Ratio: 40:43 (0.930)
Grist: Maris Otter, Riverbend Heritage, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley, Black Malt, Acidulated Malt, Chocolate Malt
Hops: UK Goldings
Brewer's Notes: The original batch of St. Stephen's Green was Batch #10 at Mystery. We launched just before St. Patrick's Day and realized quickly that it would be silly to not celebrate the holiday with a beer.
This recipe relies on the combination of Roasted Barley and a fairly big (for a stout) helping of Acidulated Malt. Both reduce the pH of this low alcohol beer lending a dry, roasty-bitter mouthfeel. The Acidulated Malt follows up with a light lactic tang, like you would find in the prototypical Dry Irish Stout: Guinness.
The only change we've made to this recipe since the original brew in 2012 was the addition of North Carolina grown and malted malt. Riverbend's Heritage malt give a sweet biscuity complexity that just serves to make the beer even better.
St. Stephen's Green is a park in Dublin that houses a bust of the great Irish author James Joyce.
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