In early October, Odell Brewing released a new single run of Whiskey Barrel Aged Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout.
Whiskey Barrel Aged Lugene was named after a local Fort Collins dairy farmer, who for the past 23 years, has been hauling away Odell Brewing’s spent grain and feeding it to his dairy cows. As an independent dairy farmer, Lugene Saas of Taft Hill Dairy, has been selling his unpasteurized milk directly to the Fort Collins community for decades.
“Since the last run of Lugene, we’ve gotten a ton of emails and phone calls asking when we’d be brewing it again,” explained Director of Marketing, Alex Kayne. “When that time finally came, we knew we had to do something special. Our friends at Woody Creek Distillers were able to give us some really fresh rye whiskey barrels which add a whole new layer of complexity to the beer. ”
Whiskey Barrel Aged Lugene is an imperial stout brewed with dark chocolate and lactose, then aged for six months in rye whiskey barrels, resulting in a rich, chewy stout with hints of molasses, vanilla, and oak.
Coming in at 10.5%, Barrel Aged Lugene will be available in very limited quantities as a single 12oz bottle across Odell’s 15-state distribution footprint.
Odell Brewing is an independent, family and employee-owned regional craft brewery. Since 1989, the culture of family and collaboration has thrived, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted and innovative brews. Odell Brewing is committed to providing exceptional service to its customers while making positive contributions to their co-workers and community through its outreach and charitable giving programs. Odell Brewing was named the “Best Medium Sized Company to Work For” in Colorado in 2015 and is the 27th largest craft brewery in the United States.