My alma mater is East Carolina University and last night they put a whipping on the UNC Tar Heels in college football 70-41. ECU is located in Pitt County which is also home to Duck Rabbit Brewery which is located in Farmville NC just about 8 miles from the East Carolina campus.
To celebrate the win I wanted to find a Eastern North Carolina beer and Duck Rabbit fits the bill. I selected their Schwarzbier.
Schwarzbier is a dark German lager that is typically dark brown to black in color and which often tastes of chocolate or licorice. Schwarzbier looks much like a Porter or Stout. The difference to me is that Schwarbier is not as bitter.
This is a beer that is highly ranked just like my ECU Pirates will be this week. 5.8% ABV