Drink of the Week: Firestone Walker Coconut Merlin Milk Stout

Milk Stouts tend to play well with other flavors, and this fall, Firestone Walker brewer Matt Brynildson decided it was time to revamp their Mocha Merlin by adding coconut to the recipe. The beer is made with shredded coconuts, which are toasted fresh for each batch and added to the beer after fermentation. The limited seasonal release offers a delicious balance of dry, chocolatey malt character and sweet, soft milk sugars (which also contribute to a full, creamy texture). The coconut sings with a toasted nuttiness that weaves seamlessly into the blend. Find it on draft and in 12-ounce six packs, and visit firestonebeer.com for distribution information.