Thursday, November 27, 2008

Days of the Beer, November 27

The beer for today is New Holland Dragon's Milk.

On November 27, 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Hong Kong. He sparked interest in Chinese martial arts, and raised awareness of Hong Kong martial arts films.

Lee had nicknames that translate to "Lee the Little Dragon", "Lee Little Dragon", and "small dragon". He was born in the Year of the Dragon. His most famous roles were probably as Kato, in televisions The Green Hornet, and in the movie, Enter the Dragon.

As to the beer:

New Holland Brewing Company is based out of New Holland, Michigan.

The beer you hold in your hand, Dragon’s Milk Ale, is a crown jewel of New Holland Brewing Company. It is the unrivaled result of painstaking processes - both creative and scientific.

We could tell you about the centuries-old tradition of the term, Dragon's Milk, or we could tell you about the history, craftsmanship and challenges of important, the beer inside this bottle.

Expect a complex ale with a soft, rich caramel-malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones; all dancing in an oak bath. Unmistakably distinctive example of New Holland’s Art in Fermented Form.
It comes in at 8.5% ABV, and is available locally in 22 oz bottles, as well as being on draft at some locations (it will soon be on draft at Crane Alley, but is available in bottles now).

So, for the Little Dragon, who entered the dragon, have a Dragon's Milk.

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