Here’s to stout

Kim Long

Stout Month is upon us. One of Boulder County’s most beloved celebrations of dark beer only seems to grow year after year at the Mountain Sun restaurants, and the lineup of 60 stouts in the 2016 edition of Stout Month is an ode to the style.

Now, Southern Sun is right across the street from our Boulder Weekly office. It’s a de facto cafeteria for much of the news team. Stout Month, for us, is an opportunity to try a whole mess of new beers without having to travel too far. Apparently, we’re not the only ones with this idea as getting a table at Southern Sun, or any of the Suns, is a game of luck during the busier hours of Stout Month.

The Sun rotates their stouts throughout the month, with about 10 available on any given day. We stopped by on Day One. The Straight Stout was an early favorite, with subtle smoke, perfect consistency and rich stouty flavor. There was also the Sharkbite Foreign Stout and the Dropkick Stout, an American-style stout; the former was packed with citrus hops and the latter with floral hops.

Some favorites I’m looking forward to include the Oatimus Prime imperial oatmeal stout, the Chocolate Raspberry Love Stout from Strange Craft Beer, the Blucifer Sour Cranberry Stout from Odd13 and the Depravity Imperial Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout from Renegade Brewing.

We’ve included the full list here for your convenience — see if you can drink them all this month.

Mountain Sun stouts
48 Smooth Chai Stout
Brett Stoudt American “Wild” Stout
Casual Friday Stout
Chocolate Dip Stout
Coconut Cream Stout
Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout
Dropkick Stout
Girl Scout Stout
Korova Cream Stout
Moloko Plus Coffee Cream Stout
Norwegian Wheat Stout
Shadow Master Belgian-Style Stout
Sharkbite Foreign Stout
Sovereign Star Stout
Space Odyssey Stout
Stoked Oak Stout
Straight Stout (Formerly Old School Stout)
Trickster Stout
Yonder Mountain Stout
Addiction Imperial Coffee Stout
Megatron Imperial Stout
NIHILIST Russian Imperial Stout
Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Barrel-Aged stouts
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Addiction Imperial Coffee Stout
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chocolate Thunder Imperial Milk Stout
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatimus Prime Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Cherry Vanilla Stout
Chestertown Colonial-Style Stout
Planet Lovetron Imperial Milk Stout

Guest stouts
Avery Brewing – Vanilla Bean Stout
Boulder Beer – Bogged Down Cranberry Stout
Call To Arms Brewing – I F@*#ING LOVE STOUT MONTH Session-Imperial
City Star Brewing – Night Watchman Stout
Comrade Brewing – Koffee Kream Stout
Comrade Brewing – Quit Stalin Imperial Stout
Diebolt Brewing – The Commodore Bourbon Aged Russian Imperial Stout
EPIC Brewing – 825 State Stout
EPIC Brewing – Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
Great Divide Brewing – Oak-Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Hogshead Brewery – Divine Right Imperial Stout
Hogshead Brewery – Extra Stout
Left Hand Brewing – Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
Left Hand Brewing – Fade To Black, Vol. 1
Odd13 Brewing – Blucifer Sour Cranberry Stout
Odd13 Brewing – Buzzin’ Cuzzin’ Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Odell Brewing – Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
Oskar Blues Brewery – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Decimal Point Stout
Pagosa Brewing – R.I.P. Milk Stout
Pagosa Brewing – Soaker’s Oatmeal Stout
Post Brewing – Cul-de-sac Stout
Renegade Brewing – Depravity Imperial Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout
River North Brewery – Barrel-Aged Avarice Belgian-Style Imperial Stout
Station 26 Brewing – Oatmeal Milk Stout
Strange Craft Beer – Chocolate Raspberry Love Stout
Telluride Brewing – Brewing Ski-In-Ski-Stout
Upslope Brewing – Oatmeal Stout
Wild Woods Brewery – Smores Stout
Wild Woods Brewery – Black Smoke Imperial Stout
Wonderland Brewing – The Cuban Import Foreign Export Stout
Yak & Yeti Brewpub & Restaurant – Chai Milk Stout