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Friday, August 9, 2013

Tap Handle #305: Big Wood - Morning Wood Coffee Stout

I bought a group of tap handles just to get my hands on this one. I think the "Morning Wood" name is hilarious. It's a really great tap with a cool name!

Big Wood Brewing was founded in 2009 in Vadnais Heights, MN, by Steve Merila. Merila started brewing in an unused warehouse space. It was such a hit among clients and industry colleagues that he soon quit the wood flooring business he worked at, and enlisted advertising professional Jason Medvec as a business partner. They spent time developing recipes and entering beer festivals and competitions, brewing in the building that had housed Merila's former flooring employer. In 2012 they hired a professional brewer and rolled out their flagship beer, Morning Wood, for local distribution by having it contract brewed through the Cold Spring Brewery. Five varieties of beer are currently brewed for Big Wood by Cold Spring (though not all are year-round). Big Wood's plan was to do their own brewing in a new brewery and taproom in White Bear Lake in the spring, but it is still under construction.

Morning Wood is a dry stout that is dark in color, light bodied, and has a creamy roasted character with a blast of coffee flavor. It is brewed with Fuggle and Cascade hops and adds hints of oatmeal and chocolate. Morning Wood uses only fresh roasted Dunn Brothers Coffee Beans. Weighted average on is 3.21 out of 5.

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