Top 10 Weird Beers
Innis & Gunn Smoke & Mirrors
A beer that's also a truth serum? Say what?
Arguably a first of its kind, Smoke & Mirrors is brewed with three natural ingredients that are said to be truth-telling enhancers: licorice root, which improves cognitive functions (no excuses for a hazy memory); mullein, a natural relaxant that encourages open and honest behavior; and vine essence, which supports natural truth-telling tendencies and helps the drinker inspire or lead people. Made from a base of Innis & Gunn’s flagship Original and matured for 77 days in the brewery’s patented Oakerator —an invention used to oak-age beers that's similar to an old-fashioned coffee percolator — the aforementioned ingredients impart an herbal sweetness while still maintaining the character of the Original. The brewery actually sent bottles to both Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but there is no evidence that either of them has tried the beer.