Hargreaves Hill Babooshka Vanilla Milk Stout

Hargreaves Hill

Released May 2nd, 2019

Well I never. A Hargreaves Hill beer in a can. Having tested the waters with the Beatnik beers, here's the first tinnie bearing the Yarra Valley brewery's name. It adorns 440ml cans of a beer that initially appeared as a very short, draught-only run in 2018 when Hargreaves Hill took over the very many taps at the Mt Macedon Hotel for a special event.

Babooshka is a vanilla milk stout whose arrival is rather timely, not just because we're heading into winter but also because we're in the midst of the ever-growing series of GABS festivals, which was the place where such sweet, often dessert like stouts first appeared in front of many drinkers.

The vanilla and lactose (milk sugar) combine to conjure memories of marshmallows, while also smoothing out any semblance of the sharp, roasty edges you might expect to find in a straightforward stout. The effect is to create a sweet, almost gooey dessert stout experience, one to be supped by a fire. Marshmallows optional.

James Smith

Vanilla Milk Stout
Hargreaves Hill

25 Bell Street
Yarra Glen
VIC 3775

(03) 9730 1905
Open Hours

Mon to Sat: midday to 11pm Sun: 8.30am to 5pm

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