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Beer Backstory: Emerald Stout

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March 16, 2018

Ah, St Patricks day, what began as a religious feast day in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland has now evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with special foods, music, dancing, parades, plenty of green and a certain Irish Stout…


Our lovely brewers here at Butcombe got a bit tipsy a little while back in The Swan just round the corner from the brewery, and the result of a myriad of half drunken conversations by the team with our (Irish) head brewer resulted in them deciding they wanted to brew an Irish Stout in honour of St Patricks Day.


Jayne was tasked with bringing the brewing teams Irish aspirations to life and with the help of our sister brewery on the Channel Islands, Emerald Stout was born…


Be prepared for a black, ruby appearance with roast, dark chocolate and coffee aromas and a toasty, caramel and dried fruit taste, balancing the perfect level of sweetness with bitter.


We’ve had some rave reviews thus far…



But remember it’s a small batch pilot brew so you’re going to have to be quick to get your hands on it!


Butcombe Emerald Stout, voluptuous, smooth and balanced. Built on a canvas of 7 types of malt, including de-husked roasted barley, chocolate malt, chocolate wheat & oats. Fuggles and Golding hops add an earthy, spicy bitterness. And luscious dark chocolate aromas give way to rich coffee, toasted nuts and sweet raisins in this velvety dark beer.


You can try the Emerald Stout at the Lamb in Axbridge today, but keep an eye out for it in a pub near you.


Sláinte! (We drink to your health!)

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