Beer of the Week: Great Divide’s Oatmeal Yeti

Great Divide's Oatmeal YetiThis past week in Fort Collins has been downright crappy weather-wise.  It’s been cold, overcast, and rainy most days.  There was even the threat of snow in the forecast.

Ain’t no one got time for that.

This chilly weather has me craving stouts. My perfect evening is curled up on the couch with a blanket and a damn good stout.

I’m pretty picky when it comes to stouts.  Stouts should pour like motor oil and have a thick creamy mocha colored head that sticks around. I want that stout to have such a hefty mouthfeel that I’m basically chewing it.

One evening when I found myself ready for a beer and the couch, I remembered that I just purchased Great Divide’s Oatmeal Yeti.  I decided to go with that and it made my evening that much better.

Normally oatmeal stouts don’t do it for me.  Most of them come across a little thin and some have an odd aftertaste that I find to be unpleasant.

Oatmeal Yeti surprised me.  It was thick and rich with a nice toasted nuttiness.  No weird aftertaste on the finish.  It met everything on my checklist.

Thick pour: Check!

Mocha colored head: Check!

Hefty mouthfeel: Check!

In fact I couldn’t shutup about it and kept telling my husband how much I enjoyed this beer while we were watching TV.

Oatmeal Yeti is an enjoyable smooth stout perfect for the chilly evenings that we’ve seen this week.  Because of that, it makes this week’s beer of the week!

 

WEEKEND TAPLIST

Friday:

In Town: 

Fort Collins Brewery releases Autumn Saison, American Pale Ale, Doppel Bock.

4-6pm New Belgium tasting and hand sale at Bullfrog Wine and Spirits.

4-6pm Odell hand sale at Supermarket Liquors.

7pm Avery Barrel Series tasting at Cranknstein.

Out of Town:

Grimm Brothers taps a firkin of Kiwi Baron.

5pm: Berthoud Brewing taps a firkin of Country Sunrise Peach Agave

6-9pm: Brats & Brews for Books fundraiser at Chilson Center with lots of local breweries in attendence.

Saturday:

In Town:

10:30am: Beer Brunch at The Moot House with Horse and Dragon.

Funkwerks releases Oud Bruin, a barrel aged Belgian sour ale.

12-2pm: Black Bottle  hand sale at Bullfrog Wine and Spirits.

Out of Town:

Grimm Brothers releases The Baron, a Berliner Weisse.

6:30pm: Big Beaver Brewing taps Black Rye Saison.

 

 

 

 

 

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Author:Andrea Ratulowski

Andrea Ratulowski is a long time blogger over at Food Embrace. She lives in Fort Collins with her husband and two rescue dogs. She loves great food and feels that beer is always the right choice.