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Buxton & Omnipollo // Yellow Belly

Peanut butter & prejudice.

Yellow Belly Beer

Brewed for the second iteration of the Rainbow Project in 2014, which saw UK breweries collaborate with European breweries, England’s Buxton Brewery and Sweden’s Omnipollo Brewery brewed a beer inspired by the color yellow, named Yellow Belly.

So what is a yellow belly? According to Omnipollo’s website, it’s

“… a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward. To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group. A signifying trait of institutionalized racism.”

Not only was the beer called Yellow Belly, but it was conspicuously packaged to look reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan garb. Talk about making a statement.

But get this, this peanut butter biscuit Imperial Stout (11% ABV) was brewed without peanut butter or biscuits. So how did they do it? Well that’s a secret only the brewers know, but the purpose was to create a dialogue around being open minded – not just about this beer, of course, but towards all new and different ideas, people and cultures. All that in a beer!

As Buxton & Omnipollo say, “Taste, enjoy, and don’t be prejudiced.”

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