In honor of Stout Month, we wanted to take some time to talk about an oldie and a goodie, Nitro Merlin Milk Stout.
Nitro Merlin is Firestone’s first-ever canned nitro beer, and our first-ever year-round stout release.
“Nitro” is the brewing nickname for nitrogen gas. The signatures of nitro beers are (1) brilliant clarity in the glass; (2) thick, long-lasting foam; and (3) a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. In order to offer packaged nitro beer, we added cutting-edge nitrogenation technology to our canning line. Each can is perfectly pressurized with a dash of nitrogen gas. When the can is opened and poured correctly, this pressure delivers a brilliant cascade with a thick, creamy foam.
Nitro Merlin Milk Stout is a delicious reimagining of our famed Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout, offering a long-awaited brand extension that fans have been asking for.
The addition of lactose, aka milk sugar, transforms Velvet Merlin into what is known as a “milk stout.” Milk stouts are prized for combining the heady flavors of a traditional stout with a hint of sweetness and added roundness on the palate.
There’s never been a better day for a stout.
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That there is liquid gold, I say!