Healdsburg Brewing Company - Wild Horse Oatmeal Stout
Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 43
Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
Brewed with a combination of no less than seven grains including: Two Row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Special B malts, Roasted Barley, Malted Wheat and Flaked Oats, Healdsburg’s Oatmeal stout is a real treat to be savored. The brewery hops their Oatmeal Stout with a variety of four types of hops making it an unusually complex beer. Cascade, Willamette, Tettnanger, and Galena hops are all used during the 90-min. boil. A proprietary in house ale yeast strain is used.
Immediately note a big roasted barley nose with a fair amount of floral hop characteristics also evident. Look for good head retention in this nearly opaque, non-filtered, full-bodied stout. This Oatmeal Stout has a very well balanced, exceptionally smooth, complex body offering an elaborate blend of maltiness and roasted characteristics with an equally unique hop profile. It starts sweet and ends with a very dry roastedness. The oatmeal texture is definitely there. Overall, a great interpretation of the style, very smooth and very drinkable.
It’s been nearly a year since we’ve featured one brewery exclusively and brought you their entire product line. And as selective as our panel is when rating potential featured selections, we consider it truly an honor to be chosen for this type of format. The Healdsburg Brewing Company will not let you down. They currently brew four exceptional beers and you’re going to try them all.
The brewery, founded by homebrewers Bob Tingey and Ed Bischofberger, is a family run venture located on an 11-acre parcel in Healdsburg, California. At just under two years old, the brewery is somewhat of oddity in this region as it is surrounded primarily by vineyards and wineries. The beers are primarily distributed on draft at this point in time as the brewery only recently began bottling in the 22-oz. bombers we’ve sent you. The breweries brand name, Wild Horse, is meant to be representative of their product line being one that sets its own course, ventures into new territories and is generally bold and exciting. We think they’re living up to the name thus far and hope you’ll agree.
For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (707) 433-1248.
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