A sneakily complex beer, "TWSS" exhibits flavors of milk chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, caramel, and even a hint of smoke. It is absolutely loaded with flavor for a 5.6% beer, and the inclusion of Lactose takes the edge off of the dry, roasty notes found in a typical stout. The adult chocolate milk shake. . . soft, creamy, and luscious while maintaining supreme drinkability - just the way we like it! A beer that is notorious for converting ‘pale’ beer lovers to the dark side!
My wife (then girlfriend) @laurenelanier bought me a homebrew kit back in the day when she learned I was into beer. It came as a complete surprise and remains one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. I was so excited to give it a shot when we got home late on a Sunday night that we wound up brewing in the kitchen until 2 or 3 in the morning on a work night (little did we know it would become the norm in the ensuing years). All things considered the brew night came off without a hitch and I couldn’t stop thinking about it with bleary eyes the following day. It was such an exciting experience that I immediately began consuming every piece of brewing knowledge I could find. A tip consistently popping up was that you should aerate your wort for good fermentation. When I got home late that night I excitedly shook my fermenter - which was already happily bubbling away - thinking with my new tip I was about to make the Greatest Beer Ever. As those with basic brewing knowledge know, I absolutely destroyed my first batch by shaking it. I was devastated after learning aeration is beneficial / essential to unfermented wort prior to or concurrent with yeast pitching and that my first home-brew was likely ruined. That first beer was a milk stout.
Not long after the great milk stout destruction, I vowed that if I ever opened a brewery, I would make a great milk stout to spite my early failure. That’s What She Said is that beer and it pays homage to a nascent and innocent time in my life. Each time we can it I’m transported back to this period of inception, and with a beautiful chocolate colored can before me, I stand in awe of what my friends and I have accomplished in such a short period of time. It’s been over three thousand batches since then, and each time I fire up the brew house I’m just as, if not more - excited as I was that innocent spring night many moons ago.
That's What She Said is a live beer, and we encourage you to keep it cold and drink it as fresh as possible.