When beer gets weird

Beer, perhaps 10,000 years old and still among the world’s most popular drinks, has gotten weird in recent times. Eccentric craft brewers and those merely savvy about their brand marketing are adding once unthinkable — and presumed undrinkable — ingredients to their concoctions, including shellfish, beef hearts, vegetables and wild and woolly yeasts with challenging aromas. Some of these unlikely unions of fermentation and fancy are for better, some for worse. But whether the drinking experience is one for the ages or a one-night stand, the fun’s in the tasting. So here’s our tour of truly out-there ales and stouts, each peculiar in its own way.

Text by John Rossheim | Photo editing by Mike Hipple

 of 11
 of 11
27Comments
Feb 14, 2013 1:58PM
avatar
i dont like beer with flavors,the best beer i have tried in a while is blue moon beer
Nov 22, 2012 3:38PM
avatar

My post is in regard to the Southern Tier Imperial Creme Brulee....   Ü

 

Nov 22, 2012 3:35PM
avatar
This is AWESOME beer! Whole Foods had it for awhile; absolutely delicious!
avatar

sounds good, i have made sweet chocolate coconut stout, and it is delicious. also trying to ferment some sweet cinnamon stout. the oyster is probably pretty good.

 

Oct 16, 2012 3:01AM
avatar
Sobrehumano Palena 'Ole really scares me... i like cherries...but the can..the can....a skeleton on a surfboard in the dark on water.....valley of the dark shadows of death....maybe? :(
Oct 10, 2012 1:25PM
avatar
One of my all time favorites! If you haven't tried it your'e missing the boat!
Oct 10, 2012 12:45PM
avatar
The only acceptable beer additive courtesy of Miller High Life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQyQP07-_dg&feature=relmfu 
Oct 9, 2012 2:27PM
avatar

I miss beer the most, I stoppped drinking 4 yrs ago cuz of a buddy that died after 4 beers. He  was riding the fog line and I was inside(traffic side) he caught some gravel or something and lost it. bounced off the cheeze grater and into on coming traffic. I stopped drinking after that, but these's beers sound like something we would have enjoyed. it was all about the different for us. makes me want to try them in the safety of my own house. RIP;;LAO

Oct 9, 2012 2:09PM
avatar

Back in the old college days when...let's face it...we all drank beer

on weekends only,  I learned to write structured computer code

and occasionally, I would have a Heineken (bottle only) at the

local bar after a grueling session at the computer lab!!!

Sincerely,

Computer Geek (retired)

Oct 9, 2012 1:56PM
avatar
You forgot to add Wynkoop's Rocky Mountain Oysters (Bull Testicles) Stout.
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

FIND TICKETS

Find more tickets. Powered by FanSnap

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Which of these extreme outdoor sports would you be brave enough to try?

Which of these extreme outdoor sports would you be brave enough to try?

  1.  
    47 %
    BASE jumping
    26,877 votes
  2.  
    23 %
    Ice climbing
    13,447 votes
  3.  
    30 %
    Parkour
    16,876 votes

Total Responses: 57,200
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.

MORE ON LOCAL

FOLLOW MSN LOCAL

Facebook, Pinterest and TwitterFacebookPinterestTwitter