Looking for something new and unusual to treat your taste buds to this summer? If so, then you’re in luck! Below you’ll find six of the most unusual beers I could find, and believe me, I ventured into some fairly dark corners of the web to pull these out. Most of these aren’t for the faint of heart, but if you’ve got a sense of adventure, follow me!


What do you do if you live in Japan and have an overproduction of milk? You mix it with beer, of course, and that’s exactly what the Japanese did. When I was in college, we used to crack jokes about putting beer in your cornflakes for breakfast. “Beereal,” we called it. Turns out, you can do exactly that. Is it milk that tastes like beer, or beer that tastes like milk? Try it and see for yourself.

Cave Creek Chili Beer

I know what you’re thinking…chili and beer? Yes! Each bottle comes with a scorching hot pepper inside, and it certainly adds to both the flavor and the heat. There’s not another beer quite like it, and your tongue and taste buds may never be the same again.

Dark Star Espresso Coffee Beer

Well, someone was bound to come up with this combination sooner or later, right? Actually, this is one of my personal favorites. One part beer, one part coffee, it makes the perfect nightcap. If you’re a coffee lover, and even if you’re not overly fond of beers, this one is highly recommended, and by the way, it makes an excellent “float” too!

Mamma Mia Pizza Beer

Everybody knows that pizza and beer go together. It’s the perfect food and drink combination, and now, they’ve actually been combined into one thing. That’s right. You can drink a beer that actually tastes a lot like a pizza, complete with onion, garlic, tomato, basil and oregano flavors. What’s for dinner at your house tonight?

Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

Being a fan of the Dark Star brew mentioned above, I’ve got this one on my “must try” list. A stout drink, 10% by volume, it combines beer, coffee and vanilla. I wasn’t sure they could improve on the basic idea of coffee plus beer, but this strange brew is making me rethink. I can’t wait to get my hands on some.

Smisje Wostyntje Mustard Ale

While this brew doesn’t include any actual finished mustard, it does feature crushed mustard seeds. It’s dark and bitter, but absolutely delicious. Be warned though, this is beer that bites back!

There are hundreds of great beers from all over the world. If you find any of these beers available in Edmonton drop us a line!

We do our best to collect as many kinds of beer in one place every year at the Edmonton Beer Festival. Don’t miss out, see you in 2015!