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Ears to that! Japanese beer made from elephant dung sells out in minutes
Metro [UK] ^ | 17 Apr 2013 | Mike Hawkins

Posted on 04/17/2013 10:45:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

It could be the tipple of choice for those who love getting completely trunk – a beer made from elephant dung.

A brewery has created the beverage using coffee beans that have passed through an elephant’s digestive system – and the first batch has sold out within minutes.

Japanese maker Sankt Gallen has called it Un, Kono Kuro – a play on the Japanese word for ‘crap’.

A contributor who tasted the beer for website RocketNews24.com said: ‘Usually people talk about aftertaste when drinking beer but with Un, Kono Kuro the word afterglow is much more appropriate.

‘After downing the last drop, slowly rising from my throat and mouth was that afterglow. The combination of bitter and sweet stayed fresh and lingered in my head. It was a familiar aroma that accompanied me through the entire beer.’

The coffee beans used in the beer come from elephants at Thailand’s Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation. Just 35g of the ingredient cost £65 – the high price reflecting the difficulty of getting a usable quantity from the animals.

The creation follows last year’s launch of elephant dung coffee, the ‘earthy and smooth’ blend selling for £720 a kg.

The Sankt Gallen brewery has called its new beer a ‘chocolate stout’, even though it does not contain any chocolate.

It has no plans to put the beer on tap at its new shop in Tokyo.


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
L'chaim!
1 posted on 04/17/2013 10:45:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
And you thought American beer tasted like s***...


2 posted on 04/17/2013 10:46:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Makes sense. Many American beers taste like cat pee.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 10:48:48 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: The USA is in a Cold Civil War.)
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To: llevrok

My cats demand an apology.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 10:49:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The will eat ANYTHING.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 10:52:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: llevrok

Great to find a cat pee drinker!

My grandmother was a horse pee drinker. She said beer tasted like horse piss. She also claimed no alcohol had passed her lips.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 10:53:14 PM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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7 posted on 04/18/2013 12:07:05 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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Just because the beer is made with dung is no reason to post a pic of a pile of the stuff.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 12:30:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Takes having a ‘snootfull’ to a whole new level.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 12:33:59 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: llevrok

How do you know?


10 posted on 04/18/2013 2:33:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Slings and Arrows

So a brewery using the name of a Swiss town though it’s Japanese claims the beer is made with elephant dung though it uses coffee beans, and it calls it chocolate though it contains no chocolate.

OK, got it.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 3:18:21 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Slings and Arrows
I dont often drink beer. But when I do. You can be sure it contains no $h!t.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 3:41:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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‘After downing the last drop, slowly rising from my throat and mouth was that afterglow.

That was not "afterglow" rising in your throat...

13 posted on 04/18/2013 4:32:45 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Someone must have been drunk to come up with that idea.


14 posted on 04/18/2013 5:20:06 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: Slings and Arrows

“This beer tastes like crap!”

“It IS crap.”

“Oh, thank God. It isn’t just me.”


15 posted on 04/18/2013 6:54:19 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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16 posted on 04/18/2013 6:56:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero

I think I’ll stay thirsty.


17 posted on 04/18/2013 7:58:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

The alternatives are unthinkable.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 7:59:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My sincere apologies to the beer made with dung.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 8:46:15 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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20 posted on 04/18/2013 9:20:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition
This beer has a picture of the factory on it.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 9:49:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: stars & stripes forever; Slings and Arrows
Tastes a bit nutty.


22 posted on 04/18/2013 9:52:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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23 posted on 04/18/2013 9:53:51 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The Sankt Gallen brewery has called its new beer a ‘chocolate stout’, even though it does not contain any chocolate.

Q: What looks like banana, smells like banana, tastes like banana.... but is not banana?

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A: Monkey dung.

24 posted on 04/18/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows
 photo elephantpoop.jpg
25 posted on 04/18/2013 9:57:48 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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