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Old 04-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Ok, I've been around the block once or twice and I keep hearing about these damn breakfast brews. Northern Brewer has a Breakfast stout kit, a couple bars I've been to have breakfast beers on the menu. And it leaves me wondering, what makes a beer a breakfast beer??
Is there a special ingredient like waffles, captain crunch, or maybe an omelet in the beer??

Can somebody let me in on the secret?

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Oatmeal, milk, chocolate, coffee.

Oatmeal stouts, milk stouts, imperial stouts, coffee stouts.

I think that is the connection. I am personally in the process of making a 4.5% oatmeal, milk stout that I will cold steep with coffee. And drink for breakfast.

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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When I got off the overnight train in Vienna at 6:45 AM, there were gentlemen drinking lagers in the train station. Proper businessmen, too. Not hobos.

I think it's cultural or a fad or a marketing gimmick. I mean think about it, beer at lunch and dinner is ok, but there is 1/3 of the meal time market going untapped. Sooner or later someone was going to try and capitalize on breakfast beer.

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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Founders Breakfast Stout is a large oatmeal stout with coffee and chocolate. That's what I think of when I think of "breakfast beer."

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Founders Breakfast Stout is a large oatmeal stout with coffee and chocolate. That's what I think of when I think of "breakfast beer."
mmmm breakfast stout. Yum. I'm sure that the coffee does have something to do with it.
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Wow, that sounds great. I wonder what the SWMBO would say if I started drinking stout instead of coffee in the morning...

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Wow, that sounds great. I wonder what the SWMBO would say if I started drinking stout instead of coffee in the morning...
I'm sure no one will notice if you drink it from a thermos or travel mug.
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Default I love breakfast stouts!!!!

What makes them a breakfast stout is HUGE coffee, with a light caramel and some oatmeal flavors. They are coffee centric for sure.

I really enjoy breakfast stouts for breakfast when camping or starting off a big day of drinking. I have had the Founder's and it IS a great beer. My favorite meal is eggs, bacon cooked over a fire and breakfast stout. This means I don't have to make coffee which is a PITA when tent/fire camping.

My biggest issue was the lack of caffeine in the beers. So I would still have to slam a Mountain Dew which was not so good after a great breakfast as described above. This lead me to this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/wate...ed-yet-224879/ Now I am a happy camper! I wake up, fish my beer out of the cooler, cook my meal and by the time that it is ready to eat the stout is normally warmed up enough to be perfect...

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What makes them a breakfast stout is HUGE coffee, with a light caramel and some oatmeal flavors. They are coffee centric for sure.

I really enjoy breakfast stouts for breakfast when camping or starting off a big day of drinking. I have had the Founder's and it IS a great beer. My favorite meal is eggs, bacon cooked over a fire and breakfast stout. This means I don't have to make coffee which is a PITA when tent/fire camping.

My biggest issue was the lack of caffeine in the beers. So I would still have to slam a Mountain Dew which was not so good after a great breakfast as described above. This lead me to this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/wate...ed-yet-224879/ Now I am a happy camper!
Probably a dumb question but why don't coffee stouts have caffeine from the coffee?
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Probably a dumb question but why don't coffee stouts have caffeine from the coffee?
I am sure there is trace amounts but the main reason is they use VERY small amounts of coffee. This means the caffeine per bottle is a very low dose.
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