I’m writing an article for the Today Show about Mamma Mia Pizza Beer, an ale brewed with tomatoes and pizza spices. While it’s certainly a gimmick, it’s also a wonderfully weird brew.
I’m saving my full review for later, but I’ll clue in on how it ends – the beer didn’t suck. And it got me to thinking – what’s the weirdest beer I’ve had that managed to be truly unusual AND actually worth drinking?I guess I could look to a number of Dogfish Head brews – Theobroma, Tweason’Ale, Noble Rot – as those folks like to add a twist to everything they do.
Then there’s Unita’s Labyrinth Black Ale, which is a bit salty and brewed with licorice (and is also fantastic).
I haven’t had Rogue’s pink-bottled Voodoo Donut Bacon Maple ale, mostly because I’m kind of done with them, but it certainly looks weird (and like a cry for attention).
Beyond these, I’m sure there’s a million gallons of funktastic homebrew out there made with lawn clippings and roadkill and chocolate covered cherries and turkey pot pie, etc., but I haven’t had any of those.
No, I think Mamma Mia Pizza Beer takes the cake on this one, which clearly tell me one thing: I’m not trying hard enough.
How about you – what’s the weirdest beer (pro- or homebrewed) you’ve had that was actually pretty tasty?