Top 10 Weird Beers

Strange & Delicious Beers You Haven't Tried Yet

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—including beers brewed with fruit, coffee and even peanut butter

With GAYOT's Top 10 Weird Beers, presented in alphabetical order, we explore some of the strange but delightful brews made with wacky add-ins such as bacon, caramel, chili peppers and even yeast cultivated from a brewmaster's beard! 

For more beers that veer away from the traditional path, take a look at our Top 10 Sour Beers and list of Top 10 Hard Ciders