Hey, no one’s perfect…as we at American Craft Beer understand better than most. That said, there are some brewing ideas that should never have happened. And we’re blaming a brewery in Finland for this one.
We’ll never be fans of Corn Dog and Funnel Cake Beer or troubling concepts like a beer brewed with deer antlers. But we’d rather drink windshield washer fluid than any beer that anything to do with goose droppings…even if it is good for the environment’
What a sh*tshow…..
Here’s the Deal
Evidently Finland is teaming with wild geese…You know those large aggressive fowl that take over cities, chase children from their playgrounds and leave their pungent, oily droppings pretty much everywhere?
But now a Finnish brewery is putting this goose waste to good use (that’s their take not ours) as part of its Wasted Potential Series and cleaning the local environment at the same time.
The fact that Ant Brew is located in this year’s “Green Capital,” Lahiti, Finland, may have led them to thinking that they could “kill two birds with one stone.” Scrape up the mounds of goose poop that everyone’s tiptoeing around, and find a way to work it a beer.
But even if this is great for the environment, keep as far away as possible from the brewing process, we’re begging you.
To be fair (we don’t want to be, but we will) it’s not like Ant Brew directly infuses the reclaimed goose dropping into the beer. It’s not a simple as a grapefruit IPA.
“The poop is used in a food-safe way in order to smoke malt to create a unique stout beer” Ant Brew argued in its announcement. The brewery contends that it adds depth to their latest imperial stout but we contend they’re in over their head.
American Craft Beer has long taken the position that bird droppings should remain as far away from the brewing process a possible. Sure it was only used to smoke the malt used in the stout this time around.
But what Ant Brew is just testing the waters? If this goose pop stout takes off maybe it will make its way closer to the mash.
What’s next a goose poop Black & Tan? We hope not.
And with a name like Ant Brew, we can’t help but worry about what’s next
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