Three Nations Brewing Company | Horchata Imperial Milk Stout
PorchDrinking is a firm supporter of the manta “drink local.” But there’s plenty of incredible craft beer that doesn’t come from your neck of the woods. I live in Austin, the capital of Texas and the city with the most craft breweries in the state. I could exclusively drink beers from my home town; however, I’d be making a mistake by ignoring my Texas beer brethren. The beer coming out of the Dallas Metroplex rivals its hipper southern city. It’s harder to find, but worth the effort to pick up.
Devout Imperial Milk Stout Horchata by Three Nations Brewing Company jumped off the shelf at my local bottle shop. It was a cloudy day in the 40’s, and I was looking for a dark beer with lactose to meet my cravings. Three Nations Brewing was founded in 2015. Located in Farmers Branch, a Dallas suburb, the brewery prides itself on making beers in the “European tradition, mixed with American innovation.”
The Imperial Milk Stout is a one of a limited edition of rotating beers. Past flavors include Creme Brulee, Chocolate Hazelnut and Bananas Foster. I sampled the Horchata edition. Horchata is a traditional Mexican rice beverage which includes cinnamon, ground almonds, sugar and powdered milk. The horchata version of the 8.3% imperial stout begins with an aroma of french toast. The beer has a little heat on the palate with a boozy finish. The flavors at the start of this beer are syrup and cinnamon but ends with a milky, latte-like smoothness.
Go check out other cities’ microbrews. You might find your next favorite style.