Top 10 Weird Beers
Strange Brews You Have to Try
By Bob Barnes
Up until the latter part of the 20th century, brewers followed the rules and adhered to traditional beer styles. It was considered taboo to brew with anything other than water, hops, malt and yeast. In fact, this was the law of the land according to Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law of 1516. When the American craft brewing renaissance finally sprouted in the 1990s, imbibers were ready for more adventurous ales.
Today, breweries continue to take beer in exciting new directions, experimenting with ingredients never used before. With GAYOT's Top 10 Weird Beers, we explore some of the strange but delightful offerings made with wacky add-ins such as bacon, caramel, chili peppers and even yeast cultivated from a brewmaster's beard. Here's to broadening your horizons and celebrating the diversity of modern beer!