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Uncle Stinky? You bastards!

Thanks to everyone who sent me this link. And by “thanks” I mean AIIIIIIIIIUlulululululu!

So the backstory — these two Scots have started up a brewery called BrewDog. Their offerings are are beers of higher than usual alcohol content, and smartassery.

By a combination of freezing and storing in oak casks, they raised the alcohol content of ale to an astonishing 55% — that’s 110 proof beer, folks! They call it The End of History — because that’s it for the experiment.

They made twelve whole bottles at that strength and released eleven, seven in stoats and four in gray squirrels. Five hundred British pounds a whack.

Um, yeah. The taxidermy. Roadkill, they claim.

They could at least have found a skinnier bottle, so old Stoaty doesn’t look like he has a goiter.

They make some interesting beer. If only they weren’t such punks.

Closer to home, my first batch of homebrew is due to be ready in about a week. But there’s been a mounting crescendo of beer pong — by which I mean a stench, not a drinking game — coming from that quarter. So I had a look today and discovered my bung has been leaking — oi, quiet down, you in the back there!

I reckon I lost about a half pint onto the floor.

As long as I was messing around with it, I figured I’d have a taste. It hasn’t cleared yet, but it was very acceptable. In fact, it was fine.

My next experiment? Crazy-ass yeast.

Good weekend, everyone!


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 23, 2010, 10:08 pm

LOLOLOLOL!!!! I was GONNA send that to you yesterday, but I got busy at work and spaced out.

Besides, 400 pounds per bottle is a little steep for a help desk denizen like me……

Comment from hemmersheim
Time: July 23, 2010, 10:24 pm

I found it too at a place I frequent and thought of you too Weasie!!!

I got a neighbor that I think can make em for less than 700pounds the site wants for em……..

Comment from Allen
Time: July 23, 2010, 11:56 pm

Hog’s Head Ale. Lordy Weaz, you have to stop giving me flashbacks. In Seoul, there’s East Gate Market, and the first time I was there they had these huge hog heads just sitting on a table. Staring at me with malevonence. Yes, eyes still in place. “Cut you deal first customer of day.”

So, I’m thinking, a pony keg within a very large hog’s head. This is why I avoid travelling anymore. My fiancee likens me to Bulgarian wine these days. “Allen, you just don’t travel well.”

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: July 24, 2010, 1:03 am

I don’t feel so bad buying that arctic fox stole with it’s beady eye head in Stockholm any longer! And I gotta say the kilt is a nice touch!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 24, 2010, 1:10 am

I was out wargaming last Saturday, at the home of a friend who has a fully stocked bar for his guests (he doesn’t drink, himself). I pulled out a bottle of Warsteiner (my favorite German beer) and discovered that it was frozen.

Not quite solid, because beer can’t freeze solid, but nearly. The CO2, alcohol, and some residual water came out anyway. I wound up with about a cup of fluid that was about 60 proof (I think).

Tasted a bit like whisky (no real surprise).

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: July 24, 2010, 1:14 am

Oh, and Ms. Stoat, you need to update the sidebar Dead Pool link – it still points to Round 9.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: July 24, 2010, 1:53 am

I thought of you when I first heard of it, but assumed, correctly, that the other degenerates that haunt this joint would have already pointed it out.

You ARE going to get the stoat bottle, right?

Comment from enter sandman
Time: July 24, 2010, 2:41 am

wonder how much 110 proof beer you get into a hollowed out and very musty daniel shorr?

Comment from JeffS
Time: July 24, 2010, 5:34 am

I’d make a rational comment about the high cost of bottles of high test beer stuffed up the bums of stoats and squirrels, but I just finished quaffing a bottle of Merlot from a local vineyard — ab-so-LUTE-ly FREE, since my neighbor works there — and I’m still giggling over the idea of someone shelling out 500 pounds to drink beer from a dead rodent. It boggles the mind, it does. Even with such high test beer.

If I had 500 pounds to spare, ($770.25US, I do believe, if I didn’t mess up the on line currency converter), I’d buy a lot more than a bottle of beer. Well, if the bottle was delivered by a Hollywood starlet dressed in nothing but a smile, and available for the evening, I’d consider the possibility.

But a bottle of beer wrapped around a dead stoat? With all due respect to our lovely blog hostess, that’s a waste of good money.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: July 24, 2010, 8:22 am

ROFLMAO!!! OK Stoatie, I’ll see you your dead animal beer and raise you killer Japanese special forces runnybabits…


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: July 24, 2010, 11:18 am

Kind of hard on the stoats, though.

Comment from Corona
Time: July 24, 2010, 1:15 pm

I saw that article yesterday, prolly from Linkiest, and I thought of this site. And then I thought, I’ma gonna shove a beer keg into a baby pandas’ body.

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: July 24, 2010, 9:28 pm

Pfffft — $765 a bottle for something you’re only *renting* for about forty-five minutes?

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: July 24, 2010, 9:46 pm

OK Stoatie, I’ll see you your dead animal beer and raise you killer Japanese special forces runnybabits…

Good Lowered, scuba. It’s not that you *find* this stuff, but you actually go *looking* for it.

Gotta admit it, though, that’s the best simulation of an Mi-24D on a rocket run I’ve ever seen…

Comment from scubafreak
Time: July 25, 2010, 5:14 am

What can I say, Bill? I’m an old swab-Jockey working on a help desk. I get bored easily…

Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 25, 2010, 11:45 am

BrewDog are fun. They irk the pinch-mouthed anti-alcohol puritans with which the UK is so abundantly supplied. The horrid fake charity Alcohol Concern writhes in spasms every time they up the ante. Since their offerings cost serious coin, as here, the antis can’t with any credibility claim they are encouraging ‘irresponsible drinking’, whatever that means, since it’s hardly likely that some cod-eyed feral layabout is going to read about £500 beer as strong as absinthe and stuck up a weasel’s bum (assuming he can read) and think, “oh, right, 500 quid weasel beer, time to neck four litres of White Lightning and smash up the Arndale Centre.”

Does me heart good, it does.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 25, 2010, 11:53 am

Oh and scuba, that was fun. Impressively detailed weaponry, right down to the 1913 rails on the rabbits’ rifles.

Comment from Bob
Time: July 25, 2010, 8:05 pm

White Labs produces a super-high gravity yeast that won’t make your work taste like gasoline.


I’m working on 6 gallons of nice, malty hugs right now.

BTW: It sure is hard to brew your own and be a real lush!

Comment from Elphaba
Time: July 26, 2010, 12:51 am

This is wrong on so many levels….LMAO!

Comment from steve
Time: July 26, 2010, 2:47 pm

I am a bit uncertain about this stuff…

Are you supposed to drink it? Or “huff” it?

BTW….Ms Weasie? You had a wiener in your Deaf Pool last Friday…

With Daniel Shorr having kicked the bucket, “sherlock” is in the wiener’s circle and there is a line forming on the right, with lots of elbowing and such, for the chance to pick Zsa Zsa in the next round, before she joins the choir everlasting

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