It says something of the way the Australian beer industry is going that just days after learning Moon Dog was to release a beer called Wet Nurse Tonic, The Crafty Pint was at another brewery in another state when the brewer announced plans for a pale stout called Wet Nurse. Devious buggers... In the case of this one, it's the Abbotsford brewers' take on a milk stout that - aside from the saucy label that channels British seaside postcards from the 60s via Mars Attacks and Jeff Koons' porno paintings of himself and ex-wife La Cicciolina - means the addition of honey as well as lactose, a touch of roastiness atop the richer, creamier, caramel malt flavours and a Belgian stout yeast thrown into the mix too. Allow it to warm before self-medicating with a couple of plump cupcakes.
Published September 7, 2012 2012-09-07 00:00:00