Duck Rabbit Brewery

Posted in Casks, Duck Rabbit Brewery

Duck Rabbit’s End Of Reason

Tomorrow, be at The Fred Bar at 5pm.  Why?  Duck Rabbit.

A rare cask from Duck Rabbit Brewing – “End Of Reason” will be tapping.  Duck Rabbit’s casks are few and far between.

Brewer’s notes on this cask straight from Paul Phillipon:
[quote style=”boxed”]End of Reason is our Baltic Porter, allowed to sour spontaneously in 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels; then we dose it with Michigan Montmorency Sour Cherries[/quote]

End of Reason will be served in 11oz pours starting at 5 pm.

The Fred Bar – 6/9/11, 5pm
5600 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342

Posted in Duck Rabbit Brewery, New Releases, Seasonal Return

Duck Rabbit Wee Heavy

One quick suggestion for Duck Rabbit Brewing (Farmville, NC) – they need to update their website.  Anyway, Duck Rabbit’s Wee Heavy was first released in April 2006.  This beer hasn’t seen much time at the bar or on shelves in Atlanta before this season.  It’s a “wee heavy” or strong scotch ale here in the United States.  This beer sold out in 1 day at the distributor.

Commercial Description:
None available.

Style: Wee Heavy (Strong Scotch Ale)

Taste Expectations: Caramel & bread.  Definitely for the malt forward beer lovers. Sweet. Touch of plum/dark cherry.

Availability: 12oz/6pks.  No draft specified.

8% ABV

Posted in Duck Rabbit Brewery, New Releases

NEW RELEASE: Duck Rabbit Schwarzbier

Duck Rabbit’s  Schwarzbier arrives today.  It was first released last year in a very limited batch only in bottles.  Schwarzbier (black beer) is a dark German lager that uses a bottom fermenting lager yeast, with no roasted barley. Dark malts used in brewing give the lager chocolate or coffee tones, depending on what was used.

Duck Rabbit’s head brewer/founder Paul Philippon describes –

“A refreshing summer beer (sometimes referred to as a black pils). In Duck-Rabbit fashion, we’ve made ours extra schwarzy. It’s very dark and quite roasty with plenty of noble hops for a crisp, thirst-quenching German character.”

Known Ingredients –

Hops:  Hallertau

Taste Expectations: Roasted malts. Coffee, semi sweet chocolate.  Some sweetness ties this black lager together.

Availability:  12oz bottles and draft.

5.8% ABV

Posted in Duck Rabbit Brewery, Founders Brewing, New Belgium, Tastings

Hop City/ Octane Coffee Tastings

If you haven’t heard about this by now, here you go.  Kraig Torres, owner of Hop City has teamed up with Octane Coffee in Westside Atlanta for Wednesday night beer tastings.

Starting at 5:30 pm head over to Octane Coffee to taste a few offerings from featured breweries.

The schedule is as follows —

1/27/10 — Founder’s Brewing.  Taste Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, and Red Rye Pale Ale.

2/3/10 — New Belgium. Featuring the new Ranger IPA, 1554 Dark, & Mighty Arrow Pale Ale.

2/10/10 — Duck Rabbit — Featured beers to follow

I will add to this schedule as they are announced!

Make sure you visit Hop City while you are down there!

Octane Coffee

1009-b marietta street nw
atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-9886

Make sure you visit Hop City while you are down there!

Posted in Duck Rabbit Brewery, Meet the Brewer, Rare Opportunity

Meet the Brewer – Duck Rabbit Brewery – Wrapup

Duck Rabbit Brewmaster Paul Phillippon (in grey)

Duck Rabbit Brewmaster Paul Phillippon (in grey)

Last evening I had the honor of meeting and speaking with the president of Duck Rabbit Brewery Paul Philippon from Farmville, NC.

He was very gracious with his time to give me some history of Duck Rabbit, and how it all came to be.
Paul was previously a professor of Philosophy at East Michigan University. A homebrewer since 1987, Paul started taking a look around at his colleagues situations, and feared for his own future. It was time to take the next step.

Next stop for Phillippon was Siebel Institute of Technology & World Brewing Academy in Chicago, Illinois. By 2004 Duck Rabbit was started, and the first beer was produced in August of that year.
Now 5 years later, Duck Rabbit has gained a lot of popularity as the “Dark Beer Specialist.” Logically I had to ask Paul where the name Duck Rabbit came from. I should have known this answer armed with the knowledge that he was a philosophy major. Paul gave me some homework. Discover the origin of Duck Rabbit. Well, I have done the work, and here is the spoiler. Thomas Kuhn used the duck rabbit illustration in 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. It is an optical illusion used to demonstrate paradigm shift that can cause an individual to see the same information in an entirely different way.

Don’t know what I’m talking about? Turn your Duck Rabbit bottle sideways. See a rabbit? Talk amongst yourselves.

Finally, the cherry porter cask was unbelievably tasty. Paul added cherry directly to the cask and allowed it to condition. The beer was very balanced with cherry hitting your palette first, blending nicely porter tones as it finishes. This cherry cask is a rare one Duck Rabbit brought here just for this event. Don’t go looking for it, you won’t find it. It’s a shame you missed it.

Finally, it is absolutely a pleasure to sit and have a beer with the individual who made it. The insight of the actual craft brewer is worth it’s weight in gold. Paul, it was an pleasure meeting you. Keep up the great work.