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The strangest beers in America - Bon Appetit

GraydonCarter Mar 14, 2013 04:33 PM

This blog entry from last year was recently re-discovered. The weirdest beers in America:
http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandfor...

I'm going to go pour a pint of Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter.

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    Spatlese Mar 15, 2013 03:56 PM

    I dunno if I should be proud or ashamed of the fact that I've tried most of the beers on that list - in fact, just tried the Peanut Butter Coffee Porter for the first time last night!

    1. Insidious Rex Mar 19, 2013 11:57 AM

      The Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout is really quite enjoyable. Would also add Mamma Mia Pizza Beer which actually isnt nearly as gross as it sounds (being that its brewed with tomato, basil, oregano and garlic).

      http://www.mammamiapizzabeer.com/main...

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        LStaff Mar 22, 2013 07:06 AM

        Yayyy for "craft" beer.... <eyeroll>

        I would much rather see brewers craft and develop a recipe using the four basic beer ingredients that ellicit and/or ellude to certain flavors vs. just adding the actual ingredient to get that flavor - to me its a little hacky.

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          brentk Mar 22, 2013 11:10 AM

          Over the last month, I have tasted a number of interesting lambic or American Wild style beers from brewers such as Upland, Crooked Stave and Alamanac using ingredients such as persimmon, passion fruit, plum, pear and ginger. I wouldn't call them "hacky" at all.

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            Josh Apr 2, 2013 01:15 AM

            Some brewers don't manage unusual ingredients well, but that's no reason to disparage everyone who tries them. A lot of great beers are made with ingredients outside the four defined in the reinheisgebot. I don't really think anyone's going to call Cantillon a hacky "craft" beer, right?

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            HeBrew Mar 31, 2013 10:40 AM

            I've seen Rogue Ales Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale. I've been toying with the idea of trying it but multiple inquiries have resulted with "don't waste your time/money".

            1. PoppiYYZ Apr 8, 2013 11:57 AM

              Maple Sap Beer.

              http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012...

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