Mmm….beer. This wonderful concoction that is traditionally made from only four ingredients barley, hops, water and yeast is one of if not the oldest alcoholic beverage ever. In fact it is so old that no one knows for sure how old it really is. One thing’s for sure though there is no other alcoholic beverage that even comes close to competing with the popularity of beer. Now unfortunately for most Americans there is only one type of beer and that is the fizzy yellow light beers that were made popular back in the 70’s and early 80’s. Think Miller Lite, Bud Light and Coors Light. And if you didn’t notice I did say unfortunately and the reason for this is because there are so many wonderful beers out there that I know people would love. But trying to get light beer drones to drink anything else is like pulling teeth. Typically I would apologize for being so blunt but the truth hurts and this topic is somewhat of a passion for me. Besides how many people eat the exact same thing for breakfast every single day or any meal for that matter?
Anyways, enough about the drones lets get back to what is really important, the beer. Now, as I was saying before most beer is made of the four basic ingredients mentioned above but through the years some people have decided that this just wasn’t enough. So they started adding things to their beer, a little fruit, herbs maybe some spices which is all nice in moderation. But then there is the occasional beer made that really makes people think you have got to be joking. And that is what we have listed here. So for those of you that are a little more adventurous here are five of the all time weirdest beers ever concocted.
5) 3 Busy Dogs Bowser Beer
Credit: Amazon.com That’s right this beer is made not for you and me but for our dogs. Made and sourced right here in the USA this non-alcoholic non-carbonated beer is made with USDA beef and chicken, malt barley and glucosamine. It does not contain any hops because according to the Bowser Beer website they can be toxic to dogs. It comes in two flavors Beefy Brown Ale which is obviously beef flavored and Cock-a-Doodle Brew which chicken flavored. This gives an all new meaning to phrase tastes like chicken. Their site even gives several serving suggestions. And if you are really wanting your dog to feel special you can special order your bottles with personalized labels that include a picture and your choice of brew name.
4) Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili beer
This beer is definitely a little weird and you will either love it or hate it with an average of about 8 out of 10 hating it. The base beer is very comparable to a typical light beer as far as quality goes but the kicker is the hot Serrano chili pepper that is in every bottle. So it as you can imagine the beer basically tastes like liquid chili pepper, yum.
3) Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch Golden Elixir
Credit: Dogfish.com The story behind this beer is very interesting and should intrigue more than a few history buffs enough to try it. It is based on the chemical analysis of residues from an alcoholic beverage from clay pots found inside what is believed to be the tomb of King Midas. The clay pots were originally discovered in 1957 by archaeologist Rodney Young but in 1997 a molecular archeologist by the name of Dr. Patrick McGovern completed a chemical analysis of the residue found inside them. With this analysis he determined all the basic ingredients of what had been in those clay pots 2,700 years ago. In 2000 Dr. McGovern met the owner of Dogfish Head Brewery and collaborated to brew this ancient beverage which you can now buy at any liquor store that sells crafts beers. On a side note at the time of the first brewing this was the oldest fermented beverage recipe ever discovered.
2) BrewDog’s Royal Virility Performance
This gimmick IPA was produced in honor of the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton though it is intended to be drank more for the wedding night. The reason for this is the fact that it contains several well known aphrodisiacs “including herbal Viagra, chocolate and horny goat weed”. And apparently three of these bad boys are supposed to be the equivalent to one Viagra pill. The brewers even went as far as to put “Arise Prince Willy” on the label.
And the number one weirdest beer is…
1) BrewDog’s The End of History
Credit: Brewdog.com This beer is very unique in two ways the first is that it is the world’s strongest beer coming in at a lofty 55% alcohol and second it comes wrapped inside the stuffed carcass of road kill. That’s right road kill! What Brewdog has done is produced a limited addition (only 12 bottles and yes it long since sold out) high strength beer, more like whiskey, that has been placed inside the remains of animals by a taxidermist. The animals used were actual road kill and there are 7 stouts or what we know as weasels, 4 grey squirrels and a rabbit and cost $765 each. It was marketed by the brewers as the “strongest, most expensive and shocking beer in the world” which as you can see by the picture is probably true. According to BrewDog’s website they consider The End of History “a perfect conceptual marriage between art, taxidermy and craft brewing.
So there you have five of the all time weirdest beers ever. I hope all you beer enthusiasts have enjoyed the read and are looking forward to trying some of the crazy beers mentioned above, if you can get them. And for those that think that fizzy yellow beer is the only beer I hope this has inspired you to jump from your drone ship. Happy drinking!