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Mar 14, 2013 04:33 PM

The strangest beers in America - Bon Appetit

This blog entry from last year was recently re-discovered. The weirdest beers in America:

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

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  1. 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. 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).

      1. 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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        1. re: LStaff

          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.

          1. re: LStaff

            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?

          2. 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".