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Odell Releases Whiskey Barrel-Aged Milk Stout with Chocolate

Odell has released Lugene, a whiskey barrel-aged chocolate milk stout named for a local dairy farmer who has been feeding Odell's spent grain to his cows for the last 23 years.


Fort Collins, CO. - 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,” explains 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.