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Do Cream Stouts have lactose or milk products

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Do Cream Stouts have lactose or milk products

PapaT | Jan 25, 2007 05:58 AM

I've been doing a little reading up on milk stouts and have learned that some brewers add lactose or milk byproducts to achieve the desired consistency. I was wondering whether the same is done with cream stouts or whether the creamy effect is more the result of the type of hops and yeast used in the brew.

To date I have never seen a beer which says that it may contain milk/lactose. This is hard to comprehend since all the kids candy have the warning labels that they may be made on machines or in factories where milk (or peanuts) are used. Of course this may be due to the fact that there is no actual milk used, but...

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