Now in its sixteenth year, Stout Month has become a most anticipated event among local beer connoisseurs. Ten of Mountain Sun's taps will fade to black with local, regional and national versions of the rich, thick and dark ale. For the first time ever, Stout Month will be expanding beyond Boulder as Vine Street Pub in Denver will join in paying homage to the almighty Stout!
Featured Stouts include nitrogen poured Belgian Dip Chocolate Stout and Korova Cream Stout. For the third year in a row, our Old School Irish Stout will also make an appearance on Nitro. On CO2, Mountain Sun and Vine Street will be offering perennial favorite Yonder Mountain Stout and the good ol' classic Thunder Head Stout. Once again we will brew a batch of Cherry Dip Stout (Chocolate Stout with Sweet Cherry Puree). This decadent elixir should arrive just in time for Valentine's Day. We also found out what happens when you load a stout full of hops. The answer is " Trickster Stout." For the first time ever we will be featuring two house-brewed imperial stouts. To compliment the palette- stomping Usurper, we will be unveiling a brand new Imperial. Beware The Nihilist!
For the third year in a row, Mountain Sun will be hosting its ever-popular Stout Homebrew Competition. Our panel of brewers will choose one lucky homebrewer to assist in brewing his or her own winning recipe on Mountain Sun's 6-barrel system. Past years' winners have included some of our tastiest and most popular stouts ever. Two previous winners, Coconut Cream Stout and Stoaked Oak Stout, will be making yet another encore appearance at both pubs.
As usual, Mountain Sun rounds up a wide variety of local and national guest stouts to compliment the house brewed ales. Guest stouts are still being finalized; this years line up is likely to include: Stone Imperial Stout (San Marcos, CA). Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout from Anderson Valley (Boonville, CA), Twisted Pine's Big Daddy Espresso Stout (Boulder, CO), Dog Fish Head's Chicory Stout (Milton, DE), Several vintages of Avery Czar Imperial Stout, and Great Divide's Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (Denver CO).
All the way from England, Young's, Double Chocolate Stout will be tapped for the fifth year in a row.
This is a once a year opportunity to try some of the regions best stouts, side by side and on tap. The fun begins on Friday, February 1st, at the Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl Street, and for the first time ever, at Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine Street Denver. This mega stout celebration will continue as long as supplies last.