For unknown reasons, Captain Meriweather Lewis purchased a large black Newfoundland dog for the grand sum of $20 to his companion during the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery. He named the faithful pooch, Seaman, but a early transcription error of his journal dubbed the dog Scannon (we prefer this name). Scannon accompanied the Expedition for its duration, even though over 200 other dogs were eaten as dinner during the journey. Scannon survived a vicious beaver attack in 1805, in which the rodent’s incisors sliced an artery in his leg. He was also stolen by Native Americans on one occasion and retrieved.
The Scannon Stout is an oatmeal stout that is both strong and approachable. With its dark color, the Scannon Stout has a nose of roasted notes and flavors of chocolate and roast. There is a subtle, residual sweetness due to the flaked oatmeal. This additional grain also lends a smooth, silky mouthfeel that has to be experienced.
The At Home Pairing
Pairing the Scannon Stout is way too easy, as it nearly goes with everything. Hearty game and beef dishes are superb and you cannot go wrong with dessert.