7. Odell Brewing Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
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This is the season of love, right? Well then why shouldn't Fort Collins-based Odell show its love for Lugene, the nearby farmer who hauls away the brewery's spent grain and uses it to feed his cows?
Just about every craft brewery has a Lugene who'll take their grain, but not all those happy farmers get such a rich and powerful stout named in their honor. Milk stout is so named because it uses lactose in the brewing process. Combined with roasted barley and chocolate malt, that often produces an incredibly sweet stout. It also gives the brewing yeast a whole lot of sugars to feed on, though, which can kick up the alcohol substantially. Much like a warm glass of milk, this kicky milk stout is best enjoyed when you have nowhere to be in the immediate future.