Top 10 Weirdest Beer Ingredients

Beyond the four main ingredients in beer (malted barley, hops, water, and yeast), many brewers use a variety of other ingredients, such as spices, chocolate, fruit, vegetables, sugar, roots. But some brewers take things a little further by adding ingredients that are extremely rare or shocking. Sometimes they do this as marketing gimmicks to get attention. Other times, they may be legitimate attempts to add some kind of indigenous, cultural, or historical content to their beers.

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Bull Testicles

For April Fools Day in 2012, the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado, produced a fake video showing them doing the Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. For those who don’t know, “Rocky Mountain Oysters” is a funny euphemism for bull testicles. They are often found on restaurant menus in Colorado and are mostly sliced and deep-fried like chicken fingers. But beer made from bull balls was something entirely new.

Although it started as a joke, so many people showed an interest in beer that Wynkoop decided to really make it. The bull testicles were first sliced and roasted before the mash was added. In keeping with the theme, they packed the beer in two packs, and it was called “the world’s most famous canned beer.

Beard Yeast

In 2012, Rogue Ales president Brett Joyce and brewer John Maier were looking for a new yeast in their hops groves, someone jokingly took a sample of Maier’s beard. Surprisingly, lab workers found live yeast on beard hair that had not been shaved since 1978. After isolating and growing the yeast, they used the Beard Beer to ferment it.

Beard fermented beer is a disgusting thought, but yeast is everywhere, and some of the world’s best beers are self-fermented with wild yeast.

Oyster

Many craft breweries attract our taste buds with the rich coffees and chocolates in their brews. The people at Porterhouse know that you sometimes need a salty finish that you can only get from oysters that are put together with everything else.

Marshmallow

There are a few things that really evoke the winter feel, like the simple mix of chocolate and marshmallows. After a long day sledding as a kid, nothing could be better than a cup of hot cocoa with a few marshmallows to keep warm. and some of these adults become brewers, and some of those brewers dreamed of putting together an adult version of that drink they love so much.

Click to browse the beers with marshmallows.

Persimmon

Recently, brewers in southern Indiana have tried to try indigenous fruits and restore lost recipes that are part of the nation’s history. In its contemporary form, it is a sour pale beer with top notes of persimmon, palm, pear and peach and a fresh, dry finish.

Baklava

Other Half Brewing Co. offers its beer, which includes the most favorite dessert of Turks, under the name Balaclava Baklava.

Chili Pepper

If you like the spice taste in the beer you drink and you want the bitterness of the hops to be more noticeable, there is an easy way; beers with added chili pepper!

Click to browse the beers with chili pepper.

Popcorn

While watching the movie, you can continue to enjoy the popcorn and drink beer at the same time. Introducing beers with popcorn!

Sumac

If you are looking for a multi-layered and slightly sour taste beyond spices, sumac is one of the best alternatives. You can try The Garden Brewery, Samphire Sour, a beer with sumac.

Charcoal

Põhjala Armchair Detective beer is a feast of taste:

Toasted coconut and charcoal grilled flatbreads smeared with blackcurrant jam mingle with sticky toffee pudding and warming winter spices. Red grapes and a hint of spicy rye round out the palate, with a warming cognac aftertaste

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