Bad Ideas In Brewing – Hard Seltzer Made From Hot Dog Water

, Bad Ideas In Brewing – Hard Seltzer Made From Hot Dog Water

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 this is definitely one of them.

Here’s the Deal

We’ll never be fans of Corn Dog and Funnel Cake Beer or disturbing concepts like a beer brewed with goose poop. And while less egregious than a cricket beer, the idea of a hard seltzer made with water used for hot dogs is upsetting for a number of reasons.

First it’s a hard seltzer, which no matter how far you stretch the definition of “brewed” is anathema to beer. Hey we get that they are popular, just not with us. No matter how carefully it’s crafted, hard seltzers owe more to soda pop that they ever will to beer and we’ve never been soda pop people.

Now hot dogs, we like hotdogs, but not everybody does and for good reason.

Hot dogs are made of “mechanically separated meat,” and as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is “a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing bones with attached edible meat under high pressure through a sieve or similar device.”

, Bad Ideas In Brewing – Hard Seltzer Made From Hot Dog Water

So yeah, hotdogs come with baggage, but so does the water they’re sometimes cooked in. And even over hotdog holidays like the 4th of July, the idea of an alcoholic beverage ‘brewed’ with used hotdog water is borderline reprehensible.

However the Martin House Brewing Company in Fort Worth, Texas is all about the idea and they will soon be releasing Bun Length, the world’s first hard seltzer made with used hotdog water.

Brewing marketing manager Shugg Cole tells the Dallas Morning News that the beverage, which is coming out in mid-July, is essentially a “boozy hot dog,” fearlessly made from the water leftover from cooking 52 pounds of hot dogs.


, Bad Ideas In Brewing – Hard Seltzer Made From Hot Dog WaterBottom Line

Any drink that’s built to mimic hotdog water to begin with is a non-starter as far as we’re concerned.

And if you ever attend a party this summer with this misguided concoction in the cooler, we strongly suggest that you sever those relationships IMMEDIATELY.

Because in the world of BAD IDEAS IN BREWING, used hotdog water hard seltzer is so wrong for too many reasons.


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