Sunday, January 11, 2009

Days of the Beer, January 11

The beer for today is Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout.

It's MILK DAY!!!

On January 11, 1878, milk was first delivered in bottles. Prior to being delivered in bottles, milkmen filled customers' jugs.

The New York Dairy Company is credited with having the first factory that produced milk bottles.

As to the beer:

Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery is located in Farmville, North Carolina. They specialize in full flavored dark brews.

A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer its black color.

So, for the delivery of a milk bottle, have a bottle of Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. Sadly, Duck-Rabbit isn't available very far outside of North Carolina, so you'll probably have trouble getting it delivered.


Scott-TheBrewClub said...

I really like Milk Stouts! Seems like a weird concept, but it really works! I've not seen the Carolina beer, but I did try 'Mother's Milk' from Keegan Ales (NY) and I have some 'Milk Stout' from Lancaster Brewing (PA)on-deck! I think Founder's also makes one that might be good. Cheers!

vgrid said...

I don't think Founders has a milk stout. I know Left Hand has one which is pretty good (and real good with ice-cream).

Flossmoor Station has Milky Way Stout, if you can get out to Illinois to get it.

Lake Louie Brewing in Wisconsin has one, and I tried that at the July Champaign Urbana Beer Club.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments.