The next Session: Frankenstein Beers

The Beer Babe has the write-up for this month’s Session post, and The Beer Wench has hosting duties for next month’s Session. The topic she’s choosing: “Frankenstein Beers.”

Many craft brewers are like Frankenstein. They have become mad scientists obsessed with defying the laws of brewing and creating beers that transcend style guidelines. These “Frankenstein Beers” challenge the way people perceive beer. They are freaks of nature — big, bold and intense. The ingredients resemble those of a beer and the brewing process might appear to be normal, but some aspects of the entire experience are experimental, unorthodox and insane.

An altercation with these beers produces confusion in the eye of the taster … is it a beer, or a monster?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a blog post on “Frankenstein Beers.” There are no rules about how to write about this topic — feel free to highlight a Frankenstien brewer, brewery, beer tasting notes … or just your opinions on the concept.

This a pretty wide-open but fun topic; one could take the approach that any non-Reinheitsgebot-compatible beer is a Frankenstein beer, though I imagine we’ll see a lot of the wilder beers out there written up.

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