Everybody knows beer is amazing, but what happens when brewers take it just a bit too far? When they become slightly unhinged? When they become blinded by their hubris?
Take a journey with me, dear reader, to the dark side of brewing with these 10 beers that have risen from the depths of madness.
1. Upright Brewing Oyster Stout
According to the website, "this traditional British style stout uses both oyster liquor and whole oysters" because we all know that ONE type of oyster flavoring just isn't enough.
2. Rogue Chipotle Ale
3. Miyamori Wasabi Dry
Trying to recapture that burning-sinuses feeling of eating a glob of wasabi, but you want to get tipsy at the same time? Miyamori has your back.
4. Angel City Avocado Ale
This beer basically lets you get drunk on guacamole. These people are doing God's work.
5. Mamma Mia Pizza Beer
Now you can drink pizza while you eat pizza and honestly there's no good reason to ever taste anything other than pizza ever again.
6. Dogfish Head Celest-jewel-ale
Dissatisfied with terrestrial beer ingredients, Dogfish Head brewed this beer with actuallunar asteroid dust (!!!) and served it in koozies made out of real space suit material because they are incredibly committed to a theme.
7. Conwy Brewing Sunday Toast
This Welsh beer is infused with lamb to make it taste like a Sunday roast. They do this by combining sugar with roasted lamb juices and keeping it warm for over a week, which sounds like maybe the grossest process for making anything ever.
8. Wynkoop Brewing Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout
This beer, brewed with sliced and roasted bull testicles, was originally an April Fool's joke, but enough people wanted to actually try it (WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?) that Wynkoop Brewing went ahead and made the real thing. It is straight-facedly described as having a "luscious mouthfeel" and "deep flavors of chocolate, espresso, and nuts."
9. Right Brain Mangalitsa Pig Porter
In possibly the most metal move in beer history, Right Brain has made a porter brewed with PIG HEADS AND BONES. They are LITERALLY grinding bones to make their beer.
*Intense guitar solo*
10. Brewdog End of History
This beer is 55% alcohol by volume and served inside of taxidermied squirrels and stoats. Only twelve bottles were ever made, and on the website it is accompanied by this paragraph:
"This 55% beer should be drank in small servings whilst exuding an endearing pseudo vigilance and reverence for Mr Stoat. This is to be enjoyed with a weather eye on the horizon for inflatable alcohol industry Nazis, judgemental washed up neo-prohibitionists or any grandiloquent, ostentatious foxes."
I can only assume there were dark magicks afoot.