05 December 2012
Fort Collins, CO. – In January, 2013 Odell Brewing will release a new offering in its four pack series of beer, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout, a full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar) and milk chocolate.
Lugene boasts roasted malts and milk chocolate that mingle with just a hint of vanilla. The rich flavor and creamy mouthfeel create a beer that is reminiscent of a glass of chocolate milk.
The beer is named for Odell’s longtime friend and farmer, Lugene Sas, who’s been feeding his dairy cows the brewery’s spent grain for over a decade. Brewery visitors have likely seen Lugene’s old beat-up rig, a rusty blue Chevy, which hauls the grain to his small local dairy. Lugene combines the hearty malt mixture with organic alfalfa hay, organic grass hay and silage to create complete feed for his very happy “girls.”
“Fort Collins has deep agricultural roots, and that is part of our brewery fabric,” said Eric Smith, director of Sales and Marketing at Odell Brewing. “We wanted to honor our friend as well as our hometown ‘Aggie’ roots.”
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout will be available in four packs beginning in January throughout the brewery’s ten state distribution footprint. Odell Brewing plans to celebrate the release in the Tap Room on Sunday, January 6th with samples of the beer, local food truck fare, and live music by Hwy 287. The brewery will also feature Lugene at the 2013 Vail Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival. Please visit the Odell Brewing blogto see more about Lugene and his spent grain use.