Door County Brewing Co.’s winter seasonal, Silurian Stout, has returned. You may not recognize it as Silurian, though, because the brewery has completely revamped its label art and updated its recipe, changing it from a lactose-heavy milk stout to a more balanced oatmeal stout, full of flaked oats and some of the brewery’s favorite dark specialty malts.
Silurian Stout was released in cans and on draft last Friday at the Baileys Harbor taproom, 8099 Hwy 57, and a limited number of cans and quantity of draft will begin making their way out into distribution throughout Wisconsin as well.
Where did this brew get its name? More than 425 million years ago (but who’s counting?), Door County lay beneath the warm, shallow Silurian Sea and was home to some of Earth’s first reefs and biodiverse life forms. As a tribute to the peninsula’s origin, this is a rich, dark, velvety creation brewed with chocolate and dark malts and a good helping of flaked oats.