When brewers grew tired of brewing the same old beers, they decided to give an extra kick to the cold one with unique flavours. Today, people are spoiled for choice and other than the popular ones like Erdinger, Heineken and Budweiser, experimental brews like sheep dung-smoked whale testicles beer and beard beer are making a mark. On International Beer Day, we bring you a collection of beers that are made of the most weirdest ingredients ever. Take a look.
Beer stuffed in dead animals
Brewdog’s The End of History is the second strongest beer in the world where the blonde ale is infused with nettles, juniper berries and other stuff but that’s not all. The most disturbing part is that it is served in the bodies of dead animals – you can choose from a stoat, squirrel or hare. Simply pushing the boundaries, we say.
Rogue Ales have made brews with unusual ingredients but this brew tops them all. Made with actual human beard, the idea for this beer began as a joke and nine strands of hair were plucked from brewmaster John Maier’s beard. After evaluation it was found that the strands contain a natural yeast suitable for brewing and the rest is history.
Sheep dung and smoked whale testicles beer
Iceland’s Stedji Brewery brewed a beer with sheep dung and smoked whale testicles in it! The Hvalur 2 was sold for a limited period in 2015 to mark the Icelandic festival of Thorri. Now, why would you want ocean-submerged testicles in your mouth.
Pig head and bones beer
We can’t believe that Michigan’s Right Brain Brewery won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011. Hold your horses, only in the experimental category. This dark-hued porter is made with Mangalitsa pig heads and bones is made just once a year.
Coconut curry beer
New Belgium Brewing’s Coconut Curry Hefeweizen beer is something we would never want to taste. Unless you are a glutton or a big fan of coconut curries, we don’t think you are going to enjoy this. The beverage is flavoured with coconut, cayenne peppers, fenugreek seed, cinnamon, coriander, ginger root, kaffir lime, lime leaf and a hint of banana.
Bacon and maple syrup beer
Bacon and Maple Syrup is a beautiful combination but we are not sure if we would love that in our beer. Oregon-based brewery Rogue Ales seems to disagree. They call it a collision of crazies and recommends drinkers to pair it with pastries or pork. This Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale features applewood-smoked bacon and maple syrup from Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts.
Love pizza? You will probably love this Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer. A brainchild of Tom and Athena Seefurt, this beer is brewed with basil, oregano, tomato, garlic and, of course, pizza crust.
Spicy Sriracha beer
Brewed by Rogue Ales and Spirits in Newport, Sriracha Hot Stout beer is ideal for people who loves hot stuff! A little spicy and a little peppery. the problem with this one is that only the bottle looks good. The taste isn’t that great.
Flying Dog put a new spin to pairing beer with oysters when they launched this stout. The brewery uses Rappahannock River oysters and that’s why there is a little salty aftertaste in your mouth after downing one.