It's a stout and it's only in London, at least for now

By Tim Nelson
Updated October 23, 2018
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Millennials: some data shows they may be going out to drink less often, but they still love those dang avocados. So it was perhaps only a matter of time before an intrepid bar or brewery combined the ‘cado with some beer that’ll finally get the youths off of their couch and down to the pub.

The stroke of genius comes from The Long Arm Pub located in Shoreditch, one of London’s trendiest neighborhoods for nightlife. They’re set to offer their specialty “Millennial Stout” starting on Monday, November 5th. Brewed in-house, the brew infuses the usual dark malts that define a stout with subtle textural and taste notes that you’d find in everyone’s favorite fatty green fruit.

While its dark brown complexion makes it visually indistinguishable from any other stout, other characteristics speak to its avocado credentials. The beer supposedly features a hint of vitamin C, making it the closest thing to a superfood that could get you drunk (no, Kombucha doesn’t count). It’s also 100% vegan friendly, which will only add fuel to the “are avocados really vegan?” debate currently playing out on British comedy panel shows.

Lest you think an avocado beer is a one-off effort to cash in on the craze, it’s worth noting that it’s not the only offbeat beer option you’ll find on tap at the Long Arm. They’re also serving up an elderflower-infused pale ale, as well as a coffee-infused stout. Their Millennial Stout earns the special distinction of being pumped from a 500 liter tank below the bar, which eliminates the possibility of patrons leaving angry Yelp reviews while they wait for a fresh keg to be tapped.

Will avocado beer catch on? Beer’s kind of like liquid bread if you think about it, so the fact that it’s really a drinkable avocado toast is an attractive selling point. At least with a price tag of £5.50 a pint, you won’t need to take out a loan to try it out.