Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
Beards and beers; two separate entities carved out of sweat, testosterone and sheer manliness. Mix the two together and you get an ungodly masculine concoction of Beard Beer. That’s what Brewmaster John Maier came up with on a whim for Rogue Ales. Beer made from beard yeast.
This beer is not for the faint-hearted, not for the sissies, and definitely not for the mummy's boys, it’s for real men who envision standing up next to a mountain and chopping it down with the edge of their hands. This is beer with balls and teeth.
Created by Rogue Ales, Brewmaster John Maier had a stroke of manly inspiration one day and got set to brewing beer made from yeast extracted from his own beard. And thus, the Beard Beer was brought out into the light of this world for hardcore men and manly women.
57-year-old Maier claims that he last shaved in 1978, meaning that the Beard Beer uses yeast clinging to the bristles of his beard of 35 years. Screw aged whiskeys. This beer can only be made from cultivating yeast off a 35 year-old beard from a living, breathing human. In a test of endurance and manliness, whiskey will lose hands-down to the Beard Beer.
The Beard Beer’s product description:
“It’s here! Our latest brew dedicated to Beards, Beard Beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maier’s Beard. No Need to freak out, Brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same Old Growth Beard since 1983 and for over 15,000 brews, so it is no great surprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard.
What does Beard Beer taste like? Try it, we think you’ll be surprised…”
The Beard Beer has been described to have a “mild, fruity aroma” that is devoid of any harsh, medicinal flavours from other beers that is derived from wild yeast.
Ladies, let the men win this round in coming up with their own liquid concoction to personify their masculinity. For the love of God, don’t let any woman come up with their own unique brew to counter the Beard Beer.