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The geniuses at Southern Prohibition Brewing in Hattiesburg have taken on an ambitious new project for 2017 called the “Rotator Series” where head brewer, Ben Green, aims to introduce a new beer every six weeks. That’s right… every six weeks.

In just a few short years, Southern Prohibition Brewing has proven itself as one of the best microbreweries in Mississippi, and, I believe, in the entire South. Their “experiments” and seasonal beers have rarely fallen short of the lofty standards that beer enthusiasts have come to expect from a premier craft brewery.

When it comes to the Rotator Series, SoPro is thinking of it as a “brewpub on the shelf” that will provide consumers with variety while allowing the brewery to experiment. This is exciting news because our partner Southern Beverage Co., has a proven track record of getting these special releases where they need to be in our local restaurants and retail locations, so we can enjoy the fruits of this project in a timely manner.

SoPro Milk Stout

The first release in the Rotator Series is a Milk Stout. This Milk Stout has the nice full bodied mouthfeel and creamy sweetness that I look for in a milk stout. The sweetness is balanced by dark malts with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Beers like this are one of the many reasons I love the fall and winter months. The dark beer and creamy head just beg to be enjoyed on your favorite barstool as the unpredictable winter weather blows outside.

When it comes to stouts and porters, I love how easy it is to pair them with food – and that’s really what it’s all about isn’t it? This SoPro Milk Stout will go well with everything from smoked brisket to blue cheese. Even creamy soups and meaty stews go incredibly well with this Milk Stout.

The dark beer and creamy head just beg to be enjoyed on your favorite barstool as the unpredictable winter weather blows outside.

When it’s cold outside (and sometimes when it’s not), I’m almost always in the mood for some braised meat. No one in town does braised meat better than Chef Mike Roemhild at Table 100.

I’ll be toasting Southern Prohibition’s new project – and enjoying the fruits of their labors – when I drink the new SoPro Milk Stout with Chef Mike’s Burgundy Braised Lamb Shank, a dish not to be overlooked on his current fall / winter menu – one likely to be gone as quickly as this limited release.

Cheers!

>> The SoPro Milk Stout is 5.25% ABV and will only be available January into February, 2017 on draft and in 12 ounce 6 packs. To spot the Rotator Series brews, looks for a color coded band on SoPro taps and handles throughout the year, and visit their website for information on future releases.