Milk Stout vs Dry Irish Stout

We wrap up the first round of the field of 64 brewbracket with two fine stouts brewed in a time-honored traditional manner. Brooklyn's Dry Irish Stout uses roasted grains, dark malts and barley to achieve its rich color and head. Earthy, slightly sweet notes compliment the smooth-drinking texture of this beer. Lancaster Brewery's Milk Stout uses roasted barley and lactose sugars to achieve its rich flavor. Brewed in the manner of traditional English sweet stouts, this beer is creamy with hints of coffee and malt, and a slightly sweet finish. Sipping these beers makes one think ahead to cooler evenings—and the Odessa Brewfest on Sept. 6.