Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Fermenting rebellion...

Now that America is slowly waking up to fact that light beer is neither one, all kinds of weirdness is breaking out among microbrewers.

One such brew is Evolution Amber Ale, from the Wasatch Brewery in Park City, Utah. As state legislators pushed to add "intelligent design" to the public school science curriculum, Wasatch owner Greg Schirf responded by renaming his award-winning "Unofficial" Amber Ale, reports Amanda Chesworth in the Skeptical Inquirer (March/April 2006). Launched last November, the ale's new label sports a "Darwin Approved" stamp with the tagline "created in 27 days, not 7." A poster for the beer bills it as "a most intelligently designed ale."

This is not Schirf's first time brewing up controversy. Earlier, he gained international attention when he tweaked Utah's Mormon population with another Wasatch line dubbed Polygamy Porter. "Why have just one?" the label asks.


My favorite new entry is made with that familiar old fruit: pomegranate: He'Brew - The Chosen Beer

Of course, for those who don't hold with new-fangled ways, how about beer from 2000 year-old water?
A Greenland brewery has something no other beermaker in the world has tabs on -- ale brewed on water at least 2,000 years old, melted from the giant Arctic island's vast and pure ice cap.

And there is plenty of it.

The first 66,000 liters (17,200 gallons) of a dark and a pale ale have just come out of Greenland Brewhouse, the first-ever Inuit microbrewery in Narsaq, a hamlet in southern Greenland.

Is it me or is it thirsty in here?

[via B2Blog]

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