Many breweries—especially young breweries—try to stand out with interesting flavor profiles, beers with sky-high ABVs or cheeky names. Montclair Brewery goes for some of that (see the Kavanaugh on their draft list).
But they also make beers like Rudd’s Dairyland Milk Stout, which honors a pioneering Montclair black businessman and great-grandson of a former slave; and the Baobomb Sour, brewed with the tart fruit of the sacred African Baobab tree. Both are part of Montclair Brewery’s Black History Month series, and both showcase the kind of creativity and wide cultural lens the brewery hopes to access year-round.
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