Duck-Rabbit Brewery Launch Party, November 14
Come by the pub on Friday, November 14th at 7 p.m. and help us welcome Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (Farmville, North Carolina) to Birmingham!
Paul Philippon began homebrewing as a hobby back in 1987, but the craft quickly consumed him and became a full-blown passion. He eventually left a career teaching philosophy to begin gaining experience as a commercial brewer for a series of breweries. Once he had achieved the knowledge and potential that he felt necessary, he set off on his own to create Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery with a name and logo that paid homage to his former career (more on the duck-rabbit diagram). Ever since they served their first beer in August of 2004, the folks at Duck-Rabbit have dedicated themselves to being the “dark beer specialists” by focusing on the darker beer styles that they believe to be under-represented in the current craft beer market. Thanks to this strategy, the brewery has steadily grown over time and now Alabama has been added to its distribution footprint.
For our launch party on Friday, we will be hosting Duck-Rabbit reps and serving up the following beers to help you get more familiar with this fine brewery:
- Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale – Both intensely hoppy and intensely black! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components, and a New Zealand hop called Motueka, from which we get bright fruit and spearmint notes. ABV: 7.3%
- Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout – A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). Because lactose is unfermentable by brewer’s yeast, it remains in the beer. The subtle sweetness and fullness of flavor imparted by this sugar balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains that give this delicious beer its black color. All year long, Milk Stout is our number one selling beer! ABV: 5.7%
As an added bonus, everyone who orders one of the beers above during this event will receive a free Duck-Rabbit glass to take home (while supplies last).
We hope that you all can make it out to the Clyde on Friday to give the crew from Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery a proper welcome to our great city! We look forward to seeing you then!