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(Belfast Telegraph)   Environmentalists lose their minds at new Icelandic beer, which packs a 5.2 percent alcohol punch and is brewed with chunks of real whale   (belfasttelegraph.co.uk) divider line 83
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2014-01-08 07:23:14 AM
Someone should ship a case to the Whale Wars folks.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-01-08 08:15:49 AM
I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.
 
2014-01-08 08:36:22 AM

NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.


This.
 
2014-01-08 10:54:53 AM
so it's an Ambergris Ale?
 
2014-01-08 11:25:34 AM
Blubweiser?
 
2014-01-08 11:25:42 AM

NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.


Why? I'm not trying to be a peener, I honestly want to know. If it isn't endangered, why is it stupid?
 
2014-01-08 11:25:44 AM
So you know it's good.
 
2014-01-08 11:25:45 AM
Take a sip o Sperm!


/snicker
 
2014-01-08 11:27:08 AM
I'd try it. Once.
 
2014-01-08 11:27:34 AM
img.fark.net

is.asia-city.com

Merge these two ideas
 
2014-01-08 11:28:23 AM
OK, after reading the article, it seems it isn't sperm whales. Lets try this instead:


"Nuke Brew the Whales"
 
2014-01-08 11:28:37 AM
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Sounds like the house beer.
 
2014-01-08 11:28:43 AM
Are we supposed to be impressed that it's as potent as Stella Artois?
 
2014-01-08 11:29:31 AM
No thanks, I don't like mercury in my beer.
 
2014-01-08 11:30:07 AM
Watching Blackfish while drinking a six pack... getting a kick.
 
2014-01-08 11:30:46 AM
Conservationists have criticised the sale in Iceland of a beer which its makers claim contains dead whale.

As opposed to it containing live whale? That would be ok?
 
2014-01-08 11:32:21 AM
When did the act of making some group of people angry come to equal winning?

Look, I just ate that mom's baby!  She's so mad!  I totally rule!
 
2014-01-08 11:32:40 AM

aniyn: Conservationists have criticised the sale in Iceland of a beer which its makers claim contains dead whale.

As opposed to it containing live whale? That would be ok?


We're gonna need a bigger glass?
 
2014-01-08 11:32:57 AM
Duff beer brew master:   Needs more dog!

I would prefer humans not eat any animal which uses proper names to identify each other. That would include humans, whales and dolphins. Dogs and cats recognize their human-given names but don't use them with each other, so puppies and alley cats are still fair game.

Parrots recognize each other's voices and imitate them to reply to each other, so they may be off the menu as well. Despite tiny brains, some birds seem to be very clever, especially parrots and the corvidae.  I'm not sure about apes and monkeys, but I'd sooner you didn't eat them either. That's how AIDS started. Also, they look and act so human it is hard to believe they don't have near human brains.

Us sentient creatures are all in this together. We may not cause all of the world's problems, but we are the only species that can think of solutions and implement them.
 
2014-01-08 11:35:56 AM

NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.


Unless you lived in the NW Pacific coast in an indian tribe circa 1900's and if you didnt you you would starve/freeze and die.
 
2014-01-08 11:36:21 AM
Our sales would plummet!

www.johnnythefool.com
 
2014-01-08 11:38:27 AM
Blubweiser?
 
2014-01-08 11:39:13 AM

Likwit: NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.

Why? I'm not trying to be a peener, I honestly want to know. If it isn't endangered, why is it stupid?


they're eating dead whale at the festival any way.  it's not like the whale was killed exclusively for the beer.

/ that's like getting mad at boudin because it was made during a boucherie but saying nothing of the cracklins!
 
2014-01-08 11:39:23 AM
Pabst Blue Whale?
 
2014-01-08 11:40:11 AM
How many International Baleen Units?
 
2014-01-08 11:41:19 AM

clancifer: NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.

This.


Live in cold environments and you'll disagree.
 
2014-01-08 11:42:04 AM
Only 5.2?

I thought Icelanders were tougher than that, whale or no whale
 
2014-01-08 11:42:41 AM

NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.

It is them or us



i.dailymail.co.uk

www.anorak.co.uk
 
2014-01-08 11:44:27 AM

MadameX: Only 5.2?

I thought Icelanders were tougher than that, whale or no whale


Yeah but what it doesn't have in alcohol, it makes up with cholesterol.
 
2014-01-08 11:49:05 AM
Is it an India Pale Whale?
 
das
2014-01-08 11:50:28 AM
Free advertising for the brewer.

///Thanks animal nuts!!!!!
 
2014-01-08 11:50:30 AM
"punch"? at 5.2%?
 
2014-01-08 11:51:01 AM
It probably doesn't improve the beer in the slightest.

I'd use human eyeballs in my beer if it gave me better hop aroma retention.
 
2014-01-08 11:52:17 AM
Rush Limbaugh version for the left, Rosie O'Donnell version for the right?
 
2014-01-08 11:53:47 AM

Misch: Is it an India Pale Whale?


Clearly the folks on the sailboat upthread thought it was too hoppy.
 
2014-01-08 11:55:17 AM

aniyn: Conservationists have criticised the sale in Iceland of a beer which its makers claim contains dead whale.

As opposed to it containing live whale? That would be ok?


Animal activists like to remind you that the animal in question was once living by means of a contrasting adjective. Obvious guilt trip is obvious.
 
2014-01-08 11:55:29 AM
Sounds blubbery.
 
2014-01-08 11:56:33 AM
I was disappointed in the beer in Iceland - every place had the required Viking (ok at best on draft) and Tuborg (ugh) but you had to look around to find anything better.  If I could figure out this life thing ever, I'd start a microbrewery there in a heartbeat

/csb
//Iceland is definitely worth visiting
 
2014-01-08 12:05:52 PM
ill give it a try...
 
2014-01-08 12:06:18 PM
This is the country that buries shark meat in the ground until it's rotting, then tucks in. On the other hand

oilersnation.com
 
2014-01-08 12:07:26 PM
A 5.2% ABV is less like a punch and more like a limp wristed slap.
 
2014-01-08 12:13:28 PM

Slam Bradley: I was disappointed in the beer in Iceland - every place had the required Viking (ok at best on draft) and Tuborg (ugh) but you had to look around to find anything better.  If I could figure out this life thing ever, I'd start a microbrewery there in a heartbeat

/csb
//Iceland is definitely worth visiting



hard to enjoy beer when freezing your ass off.
 
2014-01-08 12:20:19 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: This is the country that buries shark meat in the ground until it's rotting, then tucks in. On the other hand

[oilersnation.com image 400x397]


Hey, Nordic countries do weird shiat with their fish.
satwcomic.com
 
2014-01-08 12:25:50 PM
Whale beer is already played out. I'm ready for Sha-mead!
 
2014-01-08 12:26:16 PM
I bet it tastes like wet garbage.
 
2014-01-08 12:27:29 PM

gopher321: Take a sip o Sperm!


/snicker


dvdmedia.ign.com
 
2014-01-08 12:34:58 PM
I tried oyster stout. Never again. NEVER. AGAIN. I wouldn't try your whale beer on a dare.
 
2014-01-08 12:44:13 PM
I hate whales especially Mushu.
 
2014-01-08 12:59:39 PM
I just bought tickets to Iceland last night. Lots of day trips have this brewery on the tour.  Was looking forward to trying many of their beers... but think I'll skip this one.
 
2014-01-08 01:22:33 PM

wingnut396: I just bought tickets to Iceland last night. Lots of day trips have this brewery on the tour.  Was looking forward to trying many of their beers... but think I'll skip this one.


No, see, now you *HAVE* to try at least a sip to let us know.  It's your duty as a Farker.
 
2014-01-08 01:22:56 PM
If I wanted whale with my beer I'd go to ladies night at the Red Lobster.
 
2014-01-08 01:30:34 PM

dittybopper: wingnut396: I just bought tickets to Iceland last night. Lots of day trips have this brewery on the tour.  Was looking forward to trying many of their beers... but think I'll skip this one.

No, see, now you *HAVE* to try at least a sip to let us know.  It's your duty as a Farker.


We'll see if they have some left in early March.  The state dept travel site warns against bring back any whale products to the States, so I guess it is a once in a lifetime thing.  Still don't want to support killing/harvesting cetaceans.  Maybe if I was assured it was an asshole to all its friends and deserved to be harvested I would feel better about it.  Of course I really don't have a problem eating other, non endangered, wild game, so if this type of whale is not endangered, maybe its not so bad.

Dammit, I just wanted to see volcanoes, geysers, funky sky lights and Bjork.  It wasn't supposed to be a moral dilemma.
 
2014-01-08 01:36:48 PM
I love beer, but this is gross and pointless.
 
2014-01-08 01:41:39 PM
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Approves.
 
2014-01-08 01:52:55 PM

Superjew: When did the act of making some group of people angry come to equal winning?

Look, I just ate that mom's baby!  She's so mad!  I totally rule!


Well, atleast since westborough baptist church
 
2014-01-08 01:56:20 PM
These will go great with my new seal fur can cozies.
 
2014-01-08 02:06:46 PM
Killing whales is second only to killing elephants. Maybe we could UPS some elephants to the brewer's corporate headquarters and let them stamp out the problem. A few angry claustrophobic elephants in a cubicle den would take care of business quickly.

Seriously, stop killing whales. We are better than that.

/after those two nuclear bombs on Japan, the deforestation of Vietnam (the Agent Orange one, not the current one) I'm not sure just how good we ever were
 
2014-01-08 02:36:45 PM

Likwit: NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.

Why? I'm not trying to be a peener, I honestly want to know. If it isn't endangered, why is it stupid?


For that matter, are these wild whales or tank farm whales?

/if the demand exists, anything can be farmed...
 
2014-01-08 02:39:00 PM

wingnut396: dittybopper: wingnut396: I just bought tickets to Iceland last night. Lots of day trips have this brewery on the tour.  Was looking forward to trying many of their beers... but think I'll skip this one.

No, see, now you *HAVE* to try at least a sip to let us know.  It's your duty as a Farker.

We'll see if they have some left in early March.  The state dept travel site warns against bring back any whale products to the States, so I guess it is a once in a lifetime thing.  Still don't want to support killing/harvesting cetaceans.  Maybe if I was assured it was an asshole to all its friends and deserved to be harvested I would feel better about it.  Of course I really don't have a problem eating other, non endangered, wild game, so if this type of whale is not endangered, maybe its not so bad.

Dammit, I just wanted to see volcanoes, geysers, funky sky lights and Bjork.  It wasn't supposed to be a moral dilemma.


good luck with the northern lights I'm 0/2 now - 15 nights in total.  We were there in Feb of 2011 and it was colder in MA - have fun :)

and they are already murdering whales for food so...I think you should try the beer as well
 
2014-01-08 02:40:08 PM
wingnut396: Dammit, I just wanted to see volcanoes, geysers, funky sky lights and Bjork.  It wasn't supposed to be a moral dilemma.

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.
 
2014-01-08 02:43:14 PM

Superjew: When did the act of making some group of people angry come to equal winning?

Look, I just ate that mom's baby!  She's so mad!  I totally rule!


I guess you have missed all the Atheist vs. Christian threads
 
2014-01-08 02:46:12 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: This is the country that buries shark meat in the ground until it's rotting, then tucks in. On the other hand

[oilersnation.com image 400x397]


Those are definitely POV eyes, and that's a purty mouth.
 
2014-01-08 02:57:10 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Killing whales is second only to killing elephants. Maybe we could UPS some elephants to the brewer's corporate headquarters and let them stamp out the problem. A few angry claustrophobic elephants in a cubicle den would take care of business quickly.

Seriously, stop killing whales. We are better than that.

/after those two nuclear bombs on Japan, the deforestation of Vietnam (the Agent Orange one, not the current one) I'm not sure just how good we ever were


Nuke a gay whale for christ
 
2014-01-08 03:04:08 PM
Is that really necessary? I, personally don't think they are any smarter than large land mammals but we've really been hard on them and continue to trash the oceans with pollution, trash and now rising acidic levels thanks to Global Warming. Add to that we've pretty much fished the oceans out and I have to say let's just give'em a break.
 
2014-01-08 03:35:35 PM

Slam Bradley: good luck with the northern lights I'm 0/2 now - 15 nights in total.  We were there in Feb of 2011 and it was colder in MA - have fun :)


Yeah, I keep telling my wife it may be bust, but I'm not sure she understands how fickle that big ball of nuclear fire we are tethered to really is.  Anyway, should be plenty of other fun stuff to do, and then you know, its not work.
 
2014-01-08 04:58:58 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Killing whales is second only to killing elephants. Maybe we could UPS some elephants to the brewer's corporate headquarters and let them stamp out the problem. A few angry claustrophobic elephants in a cubicle den would take care of business quickly.

Seriously, stop killing whales. We are better than that.

/after those two nuclear bombs on Japan, the deforestation of Vietnam (the Agent Orange one, not the current one) I'm not sure just how good we ever were


Hmmm.    Does anyone know of a good asian herbalist?  I am thinking of doing a Tiger Penis Stout and a Rhino Horn Porter.
 
2014-01-08 05:04:50 PM

gopher321: Take a sip o Sperm!


/snicker


3.bp.blogspot.com

You rang?
 
2014-01-08 05:53:48 PM

NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.


Maybe they only use whales that died of natural causes.

In which case, eww.
 
2014-01-08 06:07:00 PM
Sea creatures are not easy to catch so any of them hunted or fished to extinction must be delicious.  QED.
 
2014-01-08 06:21:26 PM
I tried a steak of whale while in Iceland. It was in almost every way inferior to beef, gamey while fatty, without a pleasant taste. Also tried puffni . . .. That stuff is downright rancid.
 
2014-01-08 06:32:27 PM
Anyone ever drank curdled milk on accident? Imagine that feeling with with beer. Chunks, and carbonation. Oh yeah, thar she farking blows!
 
2014-01-08 08:25:01 PM
If you want a species to thrive, then you want to be eating it or slaughtering it for goods, I mean look at Cattle and poultry. They are farking everywhere. Close second is to be cute and relatively easy to maintain, like dogs.

/Don't actually believe this
//Still no qualms encouraging sustainable breeding of anything consumed, extinction is bad.
 
2014-01-08 08:43:22 PM

Caffienatedjedi: extinction is bad.


Why? That just means life is proceeding as normal. Extinction is the ultimate end for everything, you know.
 
2014-01-08 08:57:34 PM
fark the whales
 
2014-01-08 10:11:45 PM
It's not authentic unless there's a little Icelandic pee in it too.
 
2014-01-08 10:32:03 PM

Likwit: NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.

Why? I'm not trying to be a peener, I honestly want to know. If it isn't endangered, why is it stupid?


The food chain.

Megafauna produce megapoops. Their dung feeds the autotrophs nutrients. The autotrophs are the foundation of the whole chain.

As we kill large animals off, the environments suffer. The Amazon used to grow, back when large animals shiat in it. The prairie was more fertile with herds of incontinent buffalo. And whale poops cause plankton and krill blooms, allowing fish to breed and the cycle to continue.

It's all freakin' connected. Also, whale tastes horrible.
 
2014-01-08 10:52:49 PM
5.2 percent alcohol?  What kind of crappy watered down beer is that?
 
2014-01-09 12:54:14 AM

Slam Bradley: I was disappointed in the beer in Iceland - every place had the required Viking (ok at best on draft) and Tuborg (ugh) but you had to look around to find anything better.  If I could figure out this life thing ever, I'd start a microbrewery there in a heartbeat

/csb
//Iceland is definitely worth visiting


Where did you go that didn't have Gull? It seemed omnipresent on my trip to Reykjavik. (And, as lagers go, not bad at all.)
 
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2014-01-09 07:49:22 AM
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Not the beer in the article
 
2014-01-09 10:28:12 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: 5.2 percent alcohol?  What kind of crappy watered down beer is that?


They consider it a lite beer.
 
2014-01-09 11:23:07 AM

sn0wblind: clancifer: NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.

This.

Live in cold environments and you'll disagree.


How so?  Are you still burning whale oil where you live in the 18th century?
 
2014-01-09 11:28:15 AM

NFA: I'm no environmentalist, tree hugger or PETA person but killing whales is ridiculously stupid.


No it's not.
 
2014-01-09 11:39:47 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: Killing whales is second only to killing elephants.


No. Whaling is no worse than hunting wild boars. You sound Greenpeace.

 Maybe we could UPS some elephants to the brewer's corporate headquarters and let them stamp out the problem. A few angry claustrophobic elephants in a cubicle den would take care of business quickly.

Scratch that; you sound Sea Shepherd.

Seriously, stop killing whales. We are better than that.

Contrary to Greenpeace / Sea Shepherd bullshiat, there is more than one species of whale. Not all of them are endangered. There's plenty to go around. Whalers are not the way they were portrayed in that moronic Star Trek movie; they're just ordinary slobs with a job to do.

If you really want to "save the whales", never drive a car again. As hinted at elsewhere in this thread, the main threat faced by the cetacean order is pollution.
 
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