I'd like to start today's post with a major thank you to jc_gso for the great new logo. Last week's was a rudimentary attempt at a mock up by me, but this one truly sings to me. Thanks again jc_gso!
So, it's the first home game of the 2010 season. Time to brush ourselves off and prepare to open our house the right way, with a good local Carolina beer. There are plenty of great Carolina beers, but this brewery is one of the better known ones. Thus far we've looked at a wheat beer, a pale ale and a lager... this weekend in honor of our Panther black we're going dark. So what's the brew? Find out...
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"The Duck-Rabbit" Milk Stout
The Brewery: Out of Farmville, NC the folks at Duck-Rabbit have become specialists of dark beers, and one of the most highly regarded breweries in the Carolinas. Since 2004 these brewers from Eastern, NC continually turn heads with their understanding of complex malts to create rich, full beers that satisfy the cravings of dark beer enthusiasts.
The Brew: A milk (sometimes called 'sweet') stout is a British style of stout that has a rather high sugar content. With milk stouts in particular lactose is added that gives the stout more of a backbone and texture most resemble as 'creaminess'. As most dark beers it has a mid-level alcohol content at 5.70% ABV.
How it relates to the game: Moore is the Duck, Clausen is the Rabbit... all week we've been speculating about who starts; or if you like the offense needs to be our duck, and the defense our rabbit. In order to come together and pull off a home victory we'll need both facets of our game working in unison to achieve that sweet, milk stout like victory we deserve.
Price Point: Typically $8-$10 per six-pack.
Where to buy: I was dismayed to find that Duck-Rabbit isn't available in SC at the moment, which is a crying shame... but if you're close enough to a border state it can be found in Georgia, Tennessee and of course North Carolina. There is a great listing here of where you can find it near you.