The weather’s getting colder and the stouts are getting smoother


One of the best drinks you can have on a cold winter’s night is a lovely stout and Zytho Brewing was kind enough to send over their two re-introduced drops, the Zytho White Stout and the Velvet Luxe Stout.

Available at Dan Murphy’s and BWS, the craft beer category manager, Bill Ryan, says that customers wanted to see what Zytho had in stock next and that the majority of customers asked wanted the White Stout to return.

“Stout is having a re-birth.  It is one of the fastest growing beer subcategories, growing at a rate of over 8% year-on-year in sales,” Billy explains.

“Zytho Stout is leading the category, growing at an annual rate of more than 50%. While Stout is predominantly drunk by Boomers and Gen X, Gen Z’s are switching onto Stout too – at a growth rate of almost 10% – it’s definitely no longer ‘the drink your nana drinks’, as is often perceived!”

The Zytho White Stout is one of the more interesting beers I’ve ever had and it’s obvious from the name – it’s lighter in colour. The light yellow drink pours just like any ale you’ve had but has the richness and smooth taste of a stout.

As the brewery explains, it’s an exciting, innovative and totally unique take on classic dark stout. It’s light in colour but comes with all of the roasty toasty complexity that you would expect from a dark stout. The background smokiness is interlaced with rich coffee and a hint of vanilla, with an intense rush of dark chocolate on sip, creating a delicious, easy-drinking drop.

Next on the list is the Velvet Luxe Stout, a traditional stout but not a boring one. Whenever you hear the words “velvet” and “stout”, drinkers should be excited and this is no exception.

As the saying goes, “There can be no light, without dark,” which is why Zytho Velvet Luxe Stout makes the perfect partner to Zytho White Stout.

Plush, lush and smoother than melted chocolate in a lycra jumpsuit, it features aromas of coffee, cream, raisin and dark chocolate with a full and rich palate, set to satisfy.

“For those who have a preference for the dark side, Zytho White Stout’s big sister, Velvet Luxe Stout, does exactly what it says on the can. Delightfully delivering on the expectations of a Stout – aromas of rich coffee and chocolate entice the nostrils,” Beer expert and founder of Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn says.

“On the palate, these characters play beautifully together, bringing along for the ride, a touch of fruit and a silky creaminess. Zytho Velvet Luxe Stout offers up a gift of a smooth, sultry, seductive Stout, leaving you realising that life (& beer) are not always as simple as black and white, but it’s certainly fun exploring both options!”


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