Would You Drink A Blue Beer?
Abashiri blue beer is the bluest beer in the world. Not that it has much competition, mind…
Yep, things are getting weird, and along with an inky Guinness, a red ale and the green stuff you drink on St. Paddy’s Day, you can now drink a blue beer that looks as if it was created by blitzing a village of Smurfs in a blender.
From the same folks who have given us a pitch-black Goth-Burger, the Japanese not Burger King, comes this bright blue beer, which uses ingredients as interesting as its peculiar hue.
The blue beer uses local flowers and seaweed to create the non-traditional colour. Fine. But then it also boasts the water of melted icebergs, collected from the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of Japan, and Chinese Yam to give it a head that resembles floating ice.
Okay so clearly the blue beer is not brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot…
But what does it taste like?
It’s said to have a light, fresh taste, and not anything like those bubblegum Steri-Stumpies that you used to neck in your pre-beer days… but until we’ve tried one for ourselves the jury is out. Released in Japan five years ago, round-eyes can noworder the beer, here.
However, if you’re a traditionalist then just stick to South Africa’s best craft beer, which can arrive on your doorstep, out of the blue, by clicking this link.