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Odell Brewing announces new four pack offering, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Jason, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Fort Collins, CO (December 2012) – 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 blog to see more about Lugene and his spent grain use.

    Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-three years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was recently named a “Top Company of 2010” by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® - gold medal for Friek. 2010 North American Beer Awards – gold medal for Woodcut No. 3. 2009 BrewNZ Awards – gold for 5 Barrel Pale Ale. 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.

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  2. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I so need a hook up for this one, from Colorado!
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  3. Onenote81

    Onenote81 May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Yes! Looking forward to this, but the most anticipated aspect for me...the label art. They have the best labels out there...
  4. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Just an FYI if you haven't seen it:
  5. Arodnum1

    Arodnum1 May 14, 2012

    My wallets looking smaller all the time... This won't help
  6. Onenote81

    Onenote81 May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Not their best, but still a great looking label!
  7. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Dec 19, 2010 Colorado

    I love all their label artwork, simple, unique and cool! (and the beer aint shabby either :)
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  8. Preluderl

    Preluderl Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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  9. Kenye

    Kenye Jun 28, 2012 Oklahoma

    My reporting of this thread as spam was not wasting your time BA! I posted a thread heralding this release almost a week ago! "Improper use of report" my ass!
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  10. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    My local shop should be getting this one soon. I'm excited to try it. I've been in a stout craze as of late. (Abyss, Ten Fidy, Czar, Yeti)
  11. jebsinger

    jebsinger Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    of course this comes out when im back in chicago and out of Odell's distro range.
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  12. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I respect the Odell footprint, I really do. For this release, could you make Chicago a little toe?
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  13. JeepCop

    JeepCop May 16, 2010 Kansas
    Beer Trader

    Because Chicago has such limited distro... ;)
  14. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    This stuff is really really chocolaty. I've been giving away lots of it to less fully fledged beer people around here. everybody seems to love it. Another one to add tot he list of gateway beers for people who dig sweet perhaps.
  15. Dobby

    Dobby Jan 30, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I need a hookup for this!
  16. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Dec 19, 2010 Colorado

    Very chocolaty! I like to blend it with other beers. Did a 1/3 New Belgium Imperial Coffee beer with 2/3 Lugene. Good breakfast beer!
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