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File Under Bad Ideas: Beer Made with Sheep Poop

by The Drink Nation on Jul 17, 2014 in Beer
File Under Bad Ideas: Beer Made with Sheep Poop

From bull’s testicles and goat brains to whale bones and seaweed, today's craft brewers never seem to come up short on new and novel ways to make beer.

But where do you draw the line between outside-the-box brewing and just plain gross?

Would you drink a beer that was brewed with the help of sheep poop?

That’s what the folks at Iceland’s Borg Brugghús have come up with in their newly launched Fenrir Nr. 26 smoked West Coast-style IPA. The base malts in the brew’s grain bill are smoked over burning sheep droppings. Draft Magazine reports that all that poopy smoke plays on the IPA’s sharp, citrus hop character with deep smoky and earthy notes.

In the video posted below, watch as the brewers explain how it’s perfectly normal to burn sheep dung in Iceland, since, you know, there aren’t any trees.


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