Tammy is a fan of authentic Masala Chai - a spiced, milky tea that originated in India - and wondered what a Chai beer might taste like. She started with a full bodied milk stout and played with various spices before finding the right combination of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and others. Of course, upscaling a recipe like this from the bench top to a full sized brew is a little nerve wracking but we reckon she nailed it. The NZ Brewer's Guild clearly agree as they awarded Chai Time a Gold. When the beer was released at Beervana, they offered it 'straight' or with a dash of cream and chocolate sprinkles which toned down the intensity of the spices. Another delicious alternative way to serve would be to make a flip
where a red hot poker is stuck into the beer to caramelise the milk sugars and make a delicious, warming drink. This is another Beer Jerk Exclusive with this batch being bottled just for us.
*This product is past its best by date. It will still be fine to drink and tasty but just wont retain all the aroma and flavour of when it was first brewed.
// Chai Milk StoutORIGIN
// KawerauABV //
Cool. 10-13 CFOOD MATCH //
Chaat (Indian snacks). Chai Muffins
. Brie. Vanilla Ice Cream. Cinnamon & Nutmeg Popcorn.GLASS //
Stout Glass. Dimpled Pint. China MugStein, Pint Style
: Milk Stout