Underworld Brewing – Chocolate Stout

Underworld Brewing Stout

Underworld Brewing Chocolate Stout

Not bad. Two 22 oz. bottles for $5.99 at Fresh & Easy. But it wasn’t great either. It’s budget craft beer.

A little Googling about the brewery yielded this info…
Underworld Brewing was bought by Rhinelander Brewing, Rhinelander was bought by Joseph Huber Brewing, which was bought by Minhas Brewing in Monroe, Wisconsin.

Then found this on Minhasbrewery.com

The Brewery in Monroe was started 10 years before the Miller Brewery got its start in Milwaukee Wisconsin, 28 years before the Coors Brewery started in Golden, Colorado and 31 years before the Anheuser-Busch Brewery started in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Beer Soaked research team, (knows as the BS detectors), quickly scoured the internet to decide if this was a case of Big Beer masquerading as craft beer. From the looks of it, that’s not the case. However, there was mention that this is the same beer as Trader Joe’s Boatswain Chocolate Stout. Sounds like a taste test is in order…

Beer Soaked Brownie Pudding

We here at BeerSoaked.com are not only beer guys, we’re also wannabe foodies. It’s confession time, I enjoy cooking with craft beer as well as drinking it. I follow cooking recipes, and even have been caught watching the Food Network channel now and then.

A while ago I saw this simple brownie pudding recipe from the Barefoot Contessa and I thought I’d give it a try. Planning ahead, I decided to pair this dessert with a Double Chocolate Stout from Young’s, and stopped by one of my favorite bottle shops on the way to the grocery store and grabbed a couple of bottles. Back home, I opened up a bottle of Double Chocolate Stout while prepping the dessert. While preparing the mix according to the recipe, I added some beer to the mixing bowl. The result was fantastic and the modified recipe is here for your enjoyment. Continue reading

Stone Collaboration – Cherry Chocolate Stout

Collaboration_CherryChocolateStoutOkay, so this one was a special treat for me, an unplanned surprise. I was at the Pacific Park Market and I was looking for the Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout as recommended to me in a comment on the “How To Make Friends At A Pool Party” article I wrote. So I was wandering around the back of the store carefully scanning all the shelves. That’s when Ken introduced himself and asked if he could help.

I told him what I was looking for and he said that he had it in the store about three weeks ago, but didn’t have it right now. Then he started recommending other stouts that he thought I might find interesting. Then one really caught my attention. I grabbed this one for a few reasons…

  1. It was the last one he had in the store, (limited)
  2. It was something that I’d never had before, (new)
  3. Stone was involved, (reputation) Continue reading