Thursday, February 1, 2007

Milk beer called 'Bilk' to go on sale in Hokkaido

I think the use of the word "succeeded" is a bit of a stretch.

NAKASHIBETSU, Hokkaido -- A brewery here has succeeded in producing a low-malt beer with milk, after the drink was suggested as a product that would help use up surplus milk.

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.

Mainichi Daily News has the whole story.

Thanks to Melia for the link!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Glad to see this blog as well as the Beer Me website. I'm here in Seattle home of WABL (Washington Beer Lovers) a small club affiliated with

I was happy to see that you came through the area not too long ago and visited some of our fine breweries. I think you missed Georgetown Brewing ( They are currently the top up and coming micro around here, seems like everyone has them. A couple of years ago it was Mac and Jacks, but Georgetown has really come on the scene hard.

Anyway if you are in the area Father's Day weekend we have an outdoor family beer festival at St. Edward's park just northeast of Seattle (about 15 minutes). You can check it out here: Last year it was at the Seattle Center due to some ruckus with the promotor kicking out the WA Brewers Guild so Washington beer took it and moved it. They got the old location back for this year. It's a great family festival with cucumber car races, a root beer garden, lots of things for the kids to play on, open grass areas, and over 40 brewers attending. It's always sunny and when it's sunny in Seattle it's time to drink beer!

Keep up the good work. I'll probably start sending you some pics of some of the local breweries to help with your site (WABL the club gives you a passport to collect stickers from the breweries to get people out to them). Thanks again!