Skip to comments.8 Strange Beers to Shock the Bud Light Out of You
Posted on 09/11/2013 2:30:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
When it's time for a beer, you probably have a few classic go-to brews. Rev up your tastebuds, because these offbeat beers are nothing like that.
Some pack an entire meal's flavors in a can or bottle; some are Fear Factor-level weird for consumption. But if you're in the mood to reconsider your old standbys, these adventurous brews offer an altogether unique experience.
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Step away from the Bud Light, people. These suds are definitely not run-of-the-mill.
1. Avocado Ale by Angel City Brewery
Among other guacamole-inspired ingredients, this beer contains avocado and cilantro.
While the drink was invented for the Avocado Festival, this isn't the brewery's first foray into experimental brews. They've also dabbled in au jus-inspired beer and dill pickle-flavored beer.
2. Oyster Stout by 21st Amendment Brewery
Oyster-stout Brewed with Hog Island Sweetwater oyster shells, this stout promises a "silky, salty finish." Hopefully, unlike the name, you'll never be marooned on Hog Island.
IMAGE: 21ST AMENDMENT BREWERY 3. Coconut Curry Hefeweizen by New Belgium Brewing
Coconut-curry-beer Undoubtedly, there's a lot going on in this beer -- and you'll probably still crave curry afterward.
The beverage is flavored with coconut, cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek seed, ginger root, kaffir and lime leaf, with a hint of banana from the hefe yeast in which it's brewed.
IMAGE: NEW BELGIUM BREWING 4. Spirulina Wit Beer by Free Tail Brewing Co.
Spirulina-beer Yes, this beer is actually green, but it's still beer. And we're not talking Bud Light St. Patrick's Day food-coloring green either.
The fact that it's brewed with blue-green algae doesn't quite make it healthy. (Sorry.)
IMAGE: FREE TAIL BREWING CO. 5. Kelpie Seaweed Ale by Williams Bros Brew
Kelpie-seaweed-ale Kelpie Seaweed Ale is supposed to recapture the taste of traditional beers brewed in Scottish coastal alehouses. To do so, bladderwrack seaweed is mashed in with malted and roasted barley.
IMAGE: WILLIAM BROS BREW 6. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout by Wynkoop Brewing Company
Rocky-mt-oyster-stout-can-glass We're not repeating beers. While this brew goes by the name "oyster stout," it's actually brewed with something stranger: bull testicles.
Maybe just pretend you're on an episode of Fear Factor when drinking?
IMAGE: WYNKOOP BREWING COMPANY 7. Bacon Maple Ale by Rogue Ales
Bacon-maple-ale Rogue Ales collaborated with Portland fixture Voodoo Doughnuts to create this bacon maple doughnut-inspired beer, brewed from bacon and maple syrup.
IMAGE: MADE IN OREGON ROGUE ALES 8. Pizza Beer by Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer
Mamma-mia-pizza-beer Brewed with basil, oregano, tomato, garlic and, of course, pizza crust, this pizza-flavored beer considers itself the "World's First Culinary Beer."
We consider it one step closer to Willy Wonka's three-course meal gum becoming a reality.
Budweiser cannot be rightfully called 'beer'. By all rights, it's a malt beverage.
I wouldn't go that far. Let's just say it's a liquid.
I wouldn't go that far. Let's just say it's a liquid, that originates from a Belgian company.
Nice, but i’ll stick to my favorite, Guinness Extra Stout. I take a sixer of that to a party and nobody touches it. Unlike that bottle of Stoli came up mostly drained after I had one drink... RRRRRR.... ;)
“Budweiser cannot be rightfully called ‘beer’. By all rights, it’s a malt beverage.”
It’s a horrible, tasteless concoction brewed from rice. “Lite” beer doesn’t bear thinking about. I’ve never gotten the point of “lite” beer anyway.
To give fags something to drink.
Originally lite beers were a way to market pilsners (which are lighter in color and flavor to other lagers and ales) to an American public that wasn’t versed in the styles of beer. It even says so on the label. And there’s nothing wrong with a good pilsner... of course none of the America lite beers ARE good pilsners.
I tried unsuccessfully to find the cartoon of a guy taking a whiz in a urinal with the pee hitting the ceiling. The caption was, “Damn lite beer!”
Wynkoop Brewing. Ain’t that Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s Brew Pub in Denver LoDo?
Who remembers Schlitz Malt Liquor?
And its advertising campaigns?
Now THAT was a drink!
Isn’t miller lite a pilsner?
Nope. Pale lager, sorry.
I think the purpose was "Tastes Great, Less Filling".
Or maybe it was "Tasteless, Feels Great"?
Pilsner is a subset of pale lager. And the label says (or at least used to say) “True Pilsner Beer”.
I tried “lite” beer once. My impression of it was club soda with softer bubbles.
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