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Ahnapee Brewery Owner & Head Brewer Nick Calaway Talks Two Stall

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Ahnapee Brewery Owner & Head Brewer Nick Calaway Talks Two Stall

We spoke with Ahnapee Brewery Owner & Head Brewer Nick Calaway about Two Stall.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I created this recipe.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
What I really like about Two Stall is the fact it isn't overly sweet and the chocolate profile is more that of a gourmet chocolate bar than chocolate syrup.  Even though there is sweetness and it fits well into the Sweet/Milk Stout category; the finish is refreshing and allows you to have more than just one.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
Two Stall is named after our two-stall garage turned taproom.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
Honestly, what I'd choose as today's desert island beer would be one style, and then next week it would be another... I don't think I'd be very good at being on an island with just one type of beer!

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Award-winning chocolate Stout that's more drinkable than you assume.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
Two Stall was created when we started brewing in an old dairy building in rural Wisconsin in 2013. The use of lactose allows the beer to tie into the building’s history and the chocolate created a unique (in 2013 when it was created) difference from other Wisconsin Stouts.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Two Stall goes perfect with semi-sweet chocolate desserts, as you may expect.  You need to be careful the dessert is not too sweet, as it tends to dry up the beer too much. It also complements spicy foods by cooling some of the heat and can stand up to grilled and roasted meats with a moderate amount of fat too.

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