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Recipe: Third Eye Higher Purpose Milk Stout

Kelly Montgomery, head brewer and co-owner at Third Eye in Cincinnati, shares this homebrew-scale recipe for their GABF gold medal–winning milk stout.

Kelly Montgomery Nov 13, 2022 - 3 min read

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Kelly Montgomery of Third Eye Brewing won four straight GABF gold medals for milk stout—and he did it at two different breweries, using two different recipes.

“Higher Purpose is dark, sweet, and full bodied,” Montgomery says of his most recent medal-winner at Third Eye. “Soft and creamy sweetness springs from the lactose. Caramel, chocolate, and subtle roast flavors dominate without overpowering the senses.”

For much more from Montogomery about brewing this style, see The Milk Stout Whisperer.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.062
FG: 1.023
IBUs: 26
ABV: 5.1%

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