Good people drink good beer; Hunter S. Thompson said that. If you go to Birmingham, Alabama you’ll also find that good people make good beer. I’m talking about the Good People brewing company, of course, and though I’ve heard lots of great things about them, I’ve never sampled their beer. Until now.
Good People beers are not yet sold in Georgia, but I found a few on a recent trip to Spring Hill, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. The first I tried was Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout, or as the brewery says C-O-S as its fans call it. Count me amongst those fans, as this beer wowed me from the very first sip.
From the can label:
Brewed with gourmet coffee and a wallop of Willamette hops, our coffee oatmeal stout is robust, rich and creamy, complex, yet amazingly sessionable, it’s especially great after meals…morning, noon, or night.
Ingredients from the website:
Hops: Columbus, Willamette
Malts: Pale Malt and 5 Specialty Malts
Yeast: British Ale
Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout has an alcohol content of 5.7% by volume with 51 IBUs. I paid $9.99 for a six-pack at Wild Hare growler shop in Spring Hill, TN. Note well the can label says this has been legally brewed since 2008. We hope it was not illegally brewed before that.
Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout pours to a jet black color with a thick creamy but short-lived head formation and a rich robust nose of bitter coffee grinds. Taking a sip, the beer is packed with huge notes of roast coffee and malt. There’s a firm body with caramel and cream and bitter coffee grinds all coming together. The beer is smooth and drinkable but bursting with flavor with oodles of intense roast coffee bitterness.
Really, Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout is all about the coffee, and I like that. I like the beer, too. I hope that makes me good people…..
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.