I don't think there are many weird-news-themed beers. But back in March, Cigar City Brewing
of Tampa created a special batch of Florida Man beer
. It's an IPA with hints of grapefruit, mango and passion fruit. However, they made only 3,000 bottles that sold for $9 each at select retail locations in Florida. So probably all gone.
Are there any other foods or beverages named after weird-news themes?
Church & State wines offers a product line they call "Lost Inhibitions."
The bottles are printed with "evocative" messages in bright block lettering on the labels. They say the wines are "Made to enjoy with friends, family and great food." Yes, I can see a nice family dinner sharing a bottle of "Hashtag This Mother F#cker."
Give them Bogg's Tawny Port. It tastes like alcohol, but it's really cocaine syrup.
via The Beautiful New
A few days ago, Paul posted a short film from the 1960s titled "A case for beer."
That was using the word 'case' in the sense of an argument or set of facts. But what we have here is an actual case for beer. Available for $50 at perpetualkid.com
The pagan worship of giant beer bottles. Ad from 1907. [via the Rainier beer collection at flickriver.com
I came across this in the Washington Post
(Mar 27, 1892). I like the idea that the ability to drink a gallon of beer in one sitting makes you "beer honorable".
Back in 1958, high-school sophomore Diana McGee chose as her biology project an experiment "to make a hamster an alcoholic, then to cure it of the disease." She named the hamster "Alchy". The hamster consumed about a pint of bourbon a month and reportedly "seems to love it." Unfortunately, the news report never followed up on whether McGee was able to cure her hamster of his habit. Nor did it reveal what grade McGee got for her project.
Source: The Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas).
I actually spoke too soon about the lack of a follow-up. Another search revealed that the Salina Journal did report on Apr 25, 1958
that Alchy eventually refused to drink any more of the bourbon-water mixture, leading the paper to comment that "the animal has more sense than some people."
"Brewed with roasted goat brains and cranberries." Soon to be sold by Dock Street Brewery