Friday, December 9, 2011

B4TW - Ska Steel Toe Stout

Around this time of year, I start to crave stouts like crazy. I'm sure I'm not alone, but when the cold weather starts to hit, I just can't seem to get enough of them. And while I love the big Imperial and Imperial Russian stouts, sometimes I want one that is a bit more of an easy drinker, and won't put me on the floor if I have more than a couple.

Ska's Steel Toe Stout, a milk stout, is one of those. While not everyone is a fan of milk stouts, and when most people think of them, they think of Left Hand's offering, I think Ska does a solid job with their Steel Toe Stout. It has just the right amount of sweetness without being overly sugary, and at just over 5% ABV, it's not an issue putting back a few of these.

And even more importantly, I recommend Ska Steel Toe Stout this weekend because our Kansas City Chiefs are taking on everybody's favorite foot fetishist, Rex Ryan, and his New York Jets. As our players take the field and Ryan mentally undresses the feet of Tyler Palko and Dwayne Bowe, let's drink a Steel Toe Stout as a symbolic form of protection. A pair of steel toe boots would assuredly keep Ryan at bay. Godspeed, Kansas City (or should we say Godfeet?)

And that's why Ska Steel Toe Stout is the beer for the weekend.


  1. Glad to see this blog is finally giving Ska some attention! They brew some fantastic beers.

  2. I'm not the biggest Ska fan, but I like this beer. I like Milk Stouts in general though.

  3. finally some chiefs interest.