10 Weirdest Beers in America

Photo by: Courtesy of Craft Cans
Uncommon Brewers: Bacon Brown Ale
As cured pork continues its greasy march to artery-clogging world domination, a bacon-based beer was but an inevitability. This ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of Craft Cans
Uncommon Brewers: Bacon Brown Ale
As cured pork continues its greasy march to artery-clogging world domination, a bacon-based beer was but an inevitability. This brown ale from California's fittingly named Uncommon Brewers is made with toasted buckwheat and plenty of bacon, resulting in a smoky, salty curiosity that'd be great for brunch. less 
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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 11:18 AM EST
By Joshua M. Bernstein, Bon Appétit



In a simpler era of brewing, beer was composed of just four core ingredients. Armed with water, hops, grain, and yeast, brewers created a range of unique ales and lagers, from bitter India pale ales to chocolaty stouts as dark as December night. But as the craft beer movement continues to grow and evolve in America, madcap brewers have begun to explore the far fringe of flavor. They're making beers with offbeat ingredients such as algae, fungus-infected grapes, bhut jolokia peppers, and even bull testicles. (Because why wouldn't you?) And though the beers seem like a game of double-dog dare, the oddities remain surprisingly drinkable. Here are 10 of our favorite strange brews in America.




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