July 23, 2010

"The strongest, most expensive and most shocking beer in the world."

The End of History "is to beer what democracy is to history."

43 comments:

MadisonMan said...

A shocking beer should used to wash down a shocking entree.

traditionalguy said...

Is this a theme for today or another Freudian slip? The last toast is animals toasting the euthanasia of the last descendant of Adam.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Ok...


I'm really sorry I clicked on Madison Man's link.

Uuuugh....verification word: premica

blogger has a sick sense of humor too.

Original Mike said...

Bear Whiz Bear.

"It's in the water. That's why it's yellow."

Palladian said...

Vulgar. Tiresome.

Texan99 said...

And the man who drinks it is the most interesting man in the world.

MadisonMan said...

I should have added a warning.

I'm jaded when something is marketed as shocking. It's usually just schlocky.

Let's wrap a beer in roadkill and sell it! How many beers had they had when they came up with that idea? The only shocking thing -- not really -- is that someone will pay so much for it.

But is it art, as they say?

Big Mike said...

My son used to be a Civil War reenactor, and one of his buddies used to smuggle alcohol into the encampment in a bottle whose mouth protruded from the business end of a skunk. I wonder whether he thought to get a patent on the idea?

Trooper York said...

I see that Garage is sending you photos of his redecorating too!

It must be cool to make over six figures a year so you can redecorate in style.

Trooper York said...

We got new bathtub mats this week if that counts.

ddh said...

Whiskey is distilled beer, minus the hops.

The covering for these bottles once had the hops, too.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

You know, I've been known to shoot ground squirrels because they are destructive vermin, carry disease and create havoc on the land.

However, I find the use of these poor dead vermin, squirrels, as beer holders in very bad taste. It makes me uneasy and slightly ill.

Just because you may have to kill an animal for eradication purposes or for food, doesn't mean you should debase and degrade the life of the animal.

No....I'm not Native American, and I don't go around doing rituals of appeasement to the soul of the animials when I kill a squirrel, goose, duck or deer.

However, it just isn't right to make light about the death of anything or any one. I think it shows a sick mind and is as disturbing as those who torture small animals. On a sliding scale of debasement it isn't much....but it is on the scale.

IMO.

Fen said...

More Journolist scum surfacing.

"An Obama campaign operative interacted on the Journolist with sympathetic media types in the run-up to the election, and then rewarded favored Journolistas with a visit to the White House. Nothing to see here, move along.”

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/07/obama-journolist-operative-invited.html

Big Mike said...

@Trooper, I used to think garage was a loser liberal -- somebody who becomes liberal because he's a perpetual loser and wants to bring everybody down to his level. But now you're telling me that he is actually a limousine liberal.

Or perhaps he's both.

Trooper York said...

Garage is a good guy. Sometimes you get caught up in the fight and you go over the top. You need to cut him some slack.

Trooper York said...

Plus you never know when we might have to hit him up for some cash.

EDH said...

Well, a good name for this grog, given the way the bottle enters the roadkill:

Imp ale.

to pierce with or as if with something pointed; especially : to torture or kill by fixing on a sharp stake b : to fix in an inescapable or helpless position.

El Pollo Real said...

Come on Althouse, you don't need to bait the hook to get Garage to comment here.

Like Trooper said, cut him some slack.

Big Mike said...

@Trooper, I used to like garage and respect his comments. But in the past few months he seems to take criticism of "progressive" policies and individuals very, very personally and that's not good for him or for the quality of his posts.

Big Mike said...

BTW, the beer claims to be 110 proof. The strongest beer I've ever personally ingested was 40 proof, in a small town on the "Romantic Road" in southern Bavaria, back when I was doing the student-through-Europe-on-a-Eurail pass-and-guidebook-to-hostels-and-pensiones routine.

It was terrible.

I can't imagine that this beer is any improvement.

Trooper York said...

I know he has been a little testy lately Big Mike but he has a good reason.

It seems he had an truffle omelet on the stove that started to burn and when he was rushing to turn down the flame he tripped over a stack of money and hit his head.

So he is a little off this week.

A bad blow to the head can do that. It's called hdhouseitis.
Just sayn'

El Pollo Real said...

Those are interesting "liquor decanters".

Bruce Hayden said...

"We were making such a tiny amount that we wanted to do something epic," Watt told msnbc.com. "We wanted to challenge people's perceptions about how beer can be packaged; taxidermy helps open people's eyes to the fact that beer doesn't have to be made by a multi-national organization."

Somehow, I laughed so hard, I couldn't get upset.

Lucien said...

The perfect beer to drink while watching crush videos.


(Finally!)

GMay said...

DBQ,

Does this mean you'll be starting a group called PETDA?

Hazy Dave said...

Yeah, "epic" and "squirrel" don't generally belong in the same paragraph, but "taxidermy" and "beer" seem to go together okay...

Fred4Pres said...

Now that is radical brewing. Shocking? Only in its display in its artistic vision. I can only hope the brew matches the hype.

I love it. I want it. I need it.

Fred4Pres said...

I would enjoy that fine beverage while admiring squirrel hand earrings on my wife. Who of course would be sprawlled on a polar bear* skin rug on the floor. With a roaring fire near by of old growth split timber.

* either a victim of road kill or global warming to maintain the theme.

AllenS said...

Any of you VN vets remember Ba Moui Ba? No two beers were alike.

Henry said...

Yes, but does it come in a can?

ken in sc said...

Any malt beverage above 8% is traditionally called barley wine. I know, there are a lot of high gravity beers and ales being brewed today. They would have been called barley wines in the past. Maybe for tax purposes they are being called beers. At some point, a high proof barley wine becomes a whisky—specifically Scotch whisky. 110 proof seems to me to be well beyond that point.

Fen said...

Just dont run him off. Target dummies are hard to come by.

Peter V. Bella said...

Was Meade one of the purchasers?

Scott said...

"...the decision [to sheath the bottles in animal carcasses] was described by Ross Minett, campaigns director for the U.K. charity Advocates for Animals, as 'terribly out of date' and 'degrading" for the animals.' "

Dude, the animals are dead! I don't think they are fretting in animal heaven about whether or not their little bodies are being treated disrespectfully. Nor is it likely that their forest cohorts are aghast at degradation you wrongly presume they perceive.

I wonder how difficult it was for the MSNBC reporter to find some "authority" to be offended by this.

Jeez Louise.

Mian said...

Now that's performance art!

dbp said...

They used up 1/6th of the batch just to make the picture.

Somehow I don't think this is a viable business model.

David said...

Finally, a useful role for squirrels.

Ann Althouse said...

"My son used to be a Civil War reenactor, and one of his buddies used to smuggle alcohol into the encampment in a bottle whose mouth protruded from the business end of a skunk. I wonder whether he thought to get a patent on the idea?"

That reminds me: My grandfather had a cigarette dispenser in the shape of a donkey, where the cigarettes came out the ass. The ass ass. You pulled down the ear to dispense.

Trooper York said...

Oh, is that where you learned how to pull out your opinions for your blog posts?

Just sayn'

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Hey, I want one. Especially those bloody grey squirrels. Aggressive vermin, unlike their red cousins -- around here the Fox Squirrel.

I'd make my own, but every grey squirrel I encounter close up has had its hide ripped to shreds by my #5 shot.

dbp said...

"I'd make my own, but every grey squirrel I encounter close up has had its hide ripped to shreds by my #5 shot."

Switch to # 8 and shoot them from further away.

wv tract This has got to mean something

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Does this mean you'll be starting a group called PETDA?

Ha ha.. nope. I don't care that much. The animals are after all dead.

However, I would probably not want to hang out that much with someone who had decanters like those since it tells me something about his/her respect for life and probably for me as well.

Look....we have had animals that we have killed, caught etc stuffed and mounted because they were trophies or at least pretty large or unusual (weird racks) That is different than stuffing beer bottles up their asses and using their dead bodies for jokes and giggles.

Agreed number 8 shot shells for ground squirrels. although I don't care if they are blasted to smitherenes.

andyreid03 said...

whoa.. that's kinda strange to me.. lol