Lactose is a common ingredient when it comes to craft beers but to combat that with more inclusive palettes, Lucky Pie works with Upslope on a vegan milk stout. The duo join forces to create a beer for those who are lactose intolerant, brewing the drink with oat milk.
The name of the drink is 'Oakmilk Stout' -- Jack Walsh, Upslope's brewer explains that the company "wanted to do something different, but also hip and a little bit funny. It seemed unique to make a milk stout with no lactose." The libation is brewed with 24 gallons of creamy oat milk to give it the same velvet texture that is in a traditional milk stout without using any dairy at all. The dark color is evoked from "a dense, cappuccino head reveals notes of cocoa, caramelized sugar, biscuit and light nuances of vanilla."
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Lucky Pie and Upslope Work Together on a Lactose-Free Milk Stout
1. Vegan Milk Stouts - Craft breweries are beginning to create vegan milk stouts, allowing those who are lactose intolerant to enjoy a creamy beer without dairy ingredients.
2. Oat Milk in Brewing - The use of oat milk in brewing beer is a growing trend, leading to more inclusive and vegan-friendly brews.
3. Alternative Ingredient Beer - Experimentation with non-traditional beer ingredients, such as oat milk, is a trend that appeals to consumers looking for new and unique flavors.
1. Craft Beer Industry - Craft breweries have the opportunity to tap into a new market of lactose-intolerant consumers by creating vegan-friendly milk stouts.
2. Alternative Milk Industry - The alternative milk industry stands to benefit from partnerships with craft breweries looking to create lactose-free and vegan-friendly beer using oat milk.
3. Food and Beverage Industry - The use of alternative ingredients in beer brewing is a trend that could spill over into the food industry, leading to the creation of new and unique flavors in other food and beverage products.