Almanac Horchata Almond Milk Stout

Almanac Beer Company
Brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
San Francisco, California USA
6.5% · Sweet Stout · 40 Ratings · Special Release ·
This spiced dark beer is inspired by 24th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District, also known as El Corazon de la Misión (the heart of the Mission). This vibrant street is full of color, energy, and life. A small, family-run taqueria dots every corner, each serving their family’s version of Horchata—a traditional Mexican rice drink spiced with cinnamon and vanilla that’s the perfect match for street tacos.

We took the classic ingredients of Horchata and put them into a milk stout, brewed with a blend of dark malts, oats, lactose, and almonds from GL Alfieri Farms and finished with whole vanilla beans and Vietnamese Saigon cinnamon. The result is an inky, dark ale with hints of spice and sweetness that’s the perfect match for an Al Pastor or Carne Asada taco from your favorite taqueria.

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