My son heard me yelling from my office.
“Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew. Ewwwwwwww…..” I cried.
“What?” he asked.
“A Philadelphia brewer is making beer brewed with brains for the “Walking Dead” season finale."
“Cool. Did you hear they’re making an “Incredibles 2?”
“What does that have to with beer brewed with brains?”
“Everything if you ignore the part about brains. And beer.”
Love that kid, but it’s kind of hard to ignore the part about beer and brains.
Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewing Co. is having all sorts of fun with the beer they’re calling Dock Street Walker. Their press release says it may be the “smartest beer you’ll ever drink.” The American Pale Stout is made with smoked goat brains. It’s also brewed with cranberries to give it a tart taste, and, most importantly, a “sinister, bloody hue.”
(Is anyone else picturing this beer being brewed in a cauldron?)
The brewers at Dock Street think it may be the first beer ever brewed with brains. They’ll be releasing it on March 30 for the season finale of “Walking Dead” and will even sell growlers of this first-of-its-kind brew for those who want to “drink their brains out at home.”
I fully understand that many cultures consider brains a delicacy. I also fully understand that using every part of an animal that’s been raised for food is a sustainable practice. Yet, there’s still a part of me saying, “Ew. Ew. Ewwwwww…..” It’s the same as when I think about eating bugs, which many believe to the protein source of the future. I understand there’s really nothing wrong with it, but I have trouble getting past it.
Would you belly up to the bar for a sinister, bloody-hued beer brewed with smoked goat brains?
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