Finally: Milk beer debuts

posted at 11:04 pm on February 1, 2007 by Allahpundit

You’re a Japanese dairy farmer. You’ve got a huge surplus of milk. Do you:

— sell it on the cheap to starving Africans?
— freeze it for formula in case your country’s birthrate ever creeps back up to 1.0?
— design a cutting edge milk-powered Japanese robot?

Nope. Obviously, you turn it into beer so that the elderly can get ripped and fight osteoporosis at the same time.

The drink, called “Bilk” will go on sale on Feb. 1. It reportedly has a fruity flavor that its brewers hope will be popular among women.

The idea for the drink was conceived after dairy firms threw out a huge amount of surplus milk in March last year. The son of the manager of a liquor store in Nakashibetsu, whose main industry is dairy farming, suggested the idea of producing the milk beer to local brewery Abashiri Beer…

Since milk has a low boiling point, the brewery took care to control the temperature during the boiling process so the milk wouldn’t boil over. After they put beer yeast and hops into the drink and began the fermentation process, the beverage looked and smelled like tea with milk. However, when fermentation was complete and the drink cooled down, it had the same color as beer.

Exit question: You know who I bet would have enjoyed one of these after a long week at the office?

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Can I still dunk my oreo’s in it? Seriously, sounds disgusting.

thedecider on February 1, 2007 at 11:08 PM

FINALLY! Something I can pour on my cerial on those hangover mornings!! The Jappanese make the COOLEST Stuff!

Mazztek on February 1, 2007 at 11:09 PM

Hakko Ichiu

Limerick on February 1, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Still no word on Skittlebrau though, huh?

By the way, caffeinated doughnuts would go absolutely perfect with milkbeer!

Ed Driscoll on February 1, 2007 at 11:21 PM

All the more reason to ‘eat chikin’.

Limerick on February 1, 2007 at 11:32 PM

I’m open to giving it a shot.

RightWinged on February 1, 2007 at 11:35 PM

There’s already beer with milk in it. It’s pretty good, and chocolate flavored.

Nonfactor on February 1, 2007 at 11:37 PM

Finally something to wash down my Jello with mustard!

Ropera on February 1, 2007 at 11:46 PM

Dude, milk beer’s not new. It’s gross, but it’s out there.

Exit question: Is it really an exit question when you answer it yourself?

Anwyn on February 1, 2007 at 11:51 PM

Exit question: You know who I bet would have enjoyed one of these after a long week at the office?

Not really getting the Laverne joke here.

EFG on February 2, 2007 at 12:03 AM

Nevermind. I guess she worked at a beer factory.

EFG on February 2, 2007 at 12:05 AM

Laverne liked to mix milk and Pepsi, and worked in a brewery.

(Oh, the pop culture effluvia I have memorized from the 1970s…)

Ed Driscoll on February 2, 2007 at 12:09 AM

There’s already beer with milk in it. It’s pretty good, and chocolate flavored.
Nonfactor on February 1, 2007 at 11:37 PM

Okay my curiosity is piqued. What’s the brand?

thedecider on February 2, 2007 at 12:17 AM

Beer gut coupled with lactose intolerance…

Ropera on February 2, 2007 at 12:27 AM

Anslow is indignant.

“I’m completely surrounded by no milk beer” doesn’t have the same lustre (or ‘luster’ for us Americans :)

Entelechy on February 2, 2007 at 1:27 AM

Mommy, why is Timmy walking funny?

– The Cat

MirCat on February 2, 2007 at 1:37 AM

I’ll be going to Japan in July, so I’ll have to try it and let you know how it is.

DakRoland on February 2, 2007 at 8:25 AM

The “Beer Song’ from Psychostick comes to mind.

Yakko77 on February 2, 2007 at 12:47 PM

This is whay it is so important that we win in Iqaq. Their is no telling what the Iraqis could come up with in 50 years. Goat Beer…Geer?

right2bright on February 2, 2007 at 2:10 PM