Milk + Beer = Bilk

January 31st, 2007 by James

If cholocate beer isn’t good enough for you, how about milk beer?

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.

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 one-third of the drink is milk, the drink has been viewed as a good way to use up milk in the town. The drink got the thumbs-up from 30-year-old resident Kaori Takahashi, who took part in a tasting session.

“It’s got a fruity taste, so it will probably go well with sweets as well,” she said.

Each 330 ml bottle costs 380 yen. For the time being sales will be restricted to Nakashibetsu, with six liquor stores selling the drink.

Any readers in Hokkaido want to buy a bottle and tell us how it is?

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Comment by Durf
2007-02-01 14:40:51

If you poke around that brewery’s website you’ll find the scallop beer they already have out. Yum!

Comment by Johnny Mossville
2007-02-02 01:58:58

I’d try it, but the name is kinda,… well,.. Bilk? hehehe. Anyone here who has tasted it let me know what you think. Sounds Cool.

Comment by ak47.75
2007-02-02 02:37:44

Full blown nasty….

Comment by Ashlee
2007-02-02 02:56:09

Milk and beer. Sounds very nasty. I know drinking milk after I have been drinking alcohol is nasty.

Comment by Patrick
2007-02-02 03:18:44

Sounds unappealing at first, but Baileys is fine, and it’s made from milk.

Comment by Johnny Mossville
2007-02-02 04:02:42

Well, there are many mixed drinks made with milk that taste great. So I guess this one has a chance I think.

Comment by Cory
2007-02-02 05:04:53

yea my dads a brewer he made something like this b4 not so much milk though pretty good though

Comment by John
2007-02-02 08:39:44

Bilk could be the most amazing thing ever made! i love it

Comment by mielson
2007-02-02 15:54:17

Look at the personal ad’s on the left hand side of the screen near the middle of the page

Comment by smiffy
2007-03-07 06:19:41

friend wants it….? what…..!?

Comment by Jose
2007-02-02 21:25:10

Milk + Beer = Cement Mixer………Know whay it’s called that?
When beer and milk come together it makes themilk curdle. Good luck selling that sh1t.

Comment by hughdumbass
2008-02-09 03:23:14

fuck you
you’re wrong! do some research jackass

Comment by Lo-couk
2007-02-03 07:08:36

Ever brushed ya teeth then took a swig of lemon pop? Gross innit, but them Smint guy’s made Lemon Mints! I can see this Bilk stuff bein as popular as.
The idea makes me wanna BILK!

Comment by SierraNightTide
2007-02-14 08:19:11

Where can I buy it! I want some!

Comment by Andy
2007-02-14 23:27:37

I once tried brewing some milk when I’d bought far too much.
Resulted in a rather potent soft cheese.
I guess if it was ale/stout and milk it’d be nice like a guinness milkshake but with some kind of lagerbeer… eugh!

Comment by ryan
2007-03-01 16:19:44

does anyone know any way to get bilk in the U.S. a japanese distributor or auction website?

Comment by GA Seabass
2007-03-04 00:55:09

disgusting, gross… what else shall I say! Milk has got NOTHING to do with beer, periode!

Comment by bman
2007-04-23 01:41:17

I recently went to Japan for 3 weeks and got my hands on a 6 pack. Its a very light beer with a milk aftertaste. Its not so bad and would probably sell enough to compete in the NY area

Comment by Bogsnot
2007-05-07 14:47:50

The missus is always giving me crap for putting beer on my corn flakes.
Now I can do it legit without having to listen to her whinge! :D

Comment by Red
2007-06-01 15:08:48

My missus often puts orange juice in her milk. Not quite the same but it fills me with a bit more confidence in her culinary taste now. I suppose it tastes a little like a spider (coke + icecream)

Comment by iustin matei
2007-06-13 15:21:41

What a funny idea. I was like: hey how can you mix Beer and Milk, that is pretty nasty. But until you try-it you never know the taste.

The name is a good an inspirational one, i like it allready.
If i ever have a trip to japan, shorley i’m gona try one oh that.

Comment by Faune
2007-12-15 09:31:57

The think that really bothers me is the problem of the milk surplus. Why do we always have to produce too much ?

Anyway, beer is healthier than milk ! :P

Comment by sveta
2007-12-23 12:10:36

Fascinating site and well worth the visit. I will be back

Comment by Britney
2008-02-04 12:53:37

Da nu Nah

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