Patrons no longer walk into a bar and order a bottle of lager. Beer drinkers have evolved into connoisseurs of craft beers and specialty brews. If you’ve ever attended the Edmonton Beerfest, you know that the flavor possibilities are endless. We’ve compiled a list of the weird and wonderful ingredients used to create some of these crazy concoctions.
Collagen is the protein that holds the human body together. Precious, a light lager beer crafted by Suntory Holdings Limited, is infused with collagen. The intoxicant allows you imbibe while getting a beauty boost.
Who doesn’t love pizza? There’s no denying that pizza and beer taste great together. The Seefurth family decided to wrap a cooked margarita pizza in cheesecloth and soak it in mash, like a tea bag. Mamma Mia’s pizza beer was born.
Animal Testicles
Rocky Mountain oysters is a more polite way to say animal testicles. It may seem like a weird ingredient to add to beer, but Denver’s Wynkoop Brewing Company created Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, a savory beer that pairs well with red meat.
Goat Brains
Walking Dead fans visiting the Edmonton Beerfest may be seeking brains. Luckily, goat brains are an ingredient in Dock Street Brewing Company’s Walker beer.
Mikkeller, a Denmark Microbrewery, has created an oatmeal stout called Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. The brew gets its coffee flavor from the excrement of weasel-like civets.

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