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2014-07-16 08:11:58 AM
No. But then you could have stopped that sentence at 'beer'.
 
2014-07-16 08:43:57 AM
i'll try anything once.  if it lives up to the rest of their work it will probably be fantastic.
 
2014-07-16 08:55:30 AM
Considering they use seaweed to keep ice cream creamy already, I don't really see a problem with this.
 
2014-07-16 08:56:06 AM
Old homebrewer's maxim: Everything wants to be beer.
 
2014-07-16 08:56:42 AM
It depends. Is your marketing angle to get me to try it more along the lines of this:

Hey, PN, try this, man, it's made of seaweed. It's so awesome that we're drinking seaweed. SEAWEED, dude!

or this:

Hey, PN, try this beer. It's pretty good.

Because the second one gets me to try it. The first one has me looking for someone else to talk to.
 
2014-07-16 09:00:01 AM
No. I'm not a hipster.
 
2014-07-16 09:01:51 AM
Some years ago, Dogfish Head tried using algae to make the beer at its brew pub in Rehoboth green for St. Patrick's Day. It made the beer taste like pond scum. Hopefully, this works out better.
 
2014-07-16 09:01:54 AM
What, besides Kelpie? Great Scottish dark ale.
 
2014-07-16 09:02:26 AM
Seaweed is already used in a lot of beers...  as a clarifier.  Irish Moss, aka carageenan, aka seaweed gets chucked in to coagulate proteins and clarify beers.  There are some breweries that use spirulina algae to make St. Patty's green beers...  This is nothing new or gross.
 
2014-07-16 09:02:37 AM
Sure, right after my appointments for a larger septum gauge and adam's apple piercing are done.
 
2014-07-16 09:03:04 AM
What difference does it make? Couldnt taste it over the hops anyway.
 
2014-07-16 09:05:05 AM
i.chzbgr.com

Sealweed
 
2014-07-16 09:05:08 AM
kingbobyjr.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-16 09:05:15 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Considering they use seaweed to keep ice cream creamy already, I don't really see a problem with this.



And chocolate milk.
 
2014-07-16 09:06:12 AM
Meh, plenty of edible seaweeds around.  It's mainly the name 'seaweed' that people find unappetizing.
 
2014-07-16 09:06:16 AM
Sure, why not?   There are seaweed products in a bunch of things.  I also love seaweed salad, seaweed in my miso broth, etc.  I could see some umami hints from seaweed being interesting.
 
2014-07-16 09:06:46 AM
Beer made from plant parts? Ewwww, disgusting...
 
2014-07-16 09:07:19 AM

limerickey: Seaweed is already used in a lot of beers...  as a clarifier.  Irish Moss, aka carageenan, aka seaweed gets chucked in to coagulate proteins and clarify beers.  There are some breweries that use spirulina algae to make St. Patty's green beers...  This is nothing new or gross.


Using Irish moss at the end of the brewing process to clarify a nearly finished product is a  far cry form brewing with seaweed.

And yes, i would most likely try it
 
2014-07-16 09:08:22 AM
I've had a seaweed beer. It tastes as good as it sounds.
 
2014-07-16 09:08:36 AM
www.elektrodaily.com
 
2014-07-16 09:08:37 AM
Would you drink any craft beer made with seaweed?

This is still FARK, right?

/and we're not talking about Bud Light Lime-Beer-Jito-Rita-Hattan-Tini-Iquiri
 
2014-07-16 09:10:02 AM
Craft beer has jumped the shark.
 
2014-07-16 09:11:21 AM
This headline has me craving sushi.
/I also like dried seaweed strips as a snack. Particularly the wasabi-flavored ones. Nom nom nom.
 
2014-07-16 09:15:34 AM

baconbeard: Craft beer has jumped the shark.


Not yet.

Guiness contains squid ink. This is hardly that strange.
 
2014-07-16 09:16:40 AM
Scotch ales are good.  Sure!
 
2014-07-16 09:18:54 AM
Yes. Yes I would.

Now, whether or not I would have a second helping of seaweed beer would depend upon whether or not it's as good as its maker says it is.
 
2014-07-16 09:20:08 AM
How many people balk at sushi because of seaweed?

/also, oyster stouts are delicious
 
2014-07-16 09:21:26 AM
I've had beer made from oysters, so why not this?
 
2014-07-16 09:21:32 AM
AngryPanda:  Guiness contains squid ink. This is hardly that strange.

no.  no it doesn't.
 
2014-07-16 09:22:46 AM

baconbeard: Craft beer has jumped the shark.


Ironic coming from someone with your username.
 
2014-07-16 09:23:55 AM

cirby: What, besides Kelpie? Great Scottish dark ale.


came here for this, Kelpie is quite tasty
 
2014-07-16 09:27:37 AM
Meh.  I'm sure it's fine.  It has to be better than the gluten free beers I've been seeing lately.
 
2014-07-16 09:38:18 AM

Vantango84: How many people balk at sushi because of seaweed?

/also, oyster stouts are delicious


I dunno, the people who would balk at seaweed would probably balk at sushi or sashimi. Some people have very low tolerances for unfamiliar foods.
 
2014-07-16 09:39:36 AM
from what i see, they are gimmicky but also have quality, like an Anchorage Brewing.

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16842/?sort=avgD&view=beers
 
2014-07-16 09:42:57 AM
Of course you drunkards would drink anything as long as you got drunk from/with it!

/i keed
//drunkards
 
2014-07-16 09:43:08 AM
didn't RTFA, but 'foamy with a strong head' would be my guess.
 
2014-07-16 09:43:34 AM
Apparently Brooklyn's Sixpoint tried this:

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2014-07-16 09:44:34 AM

limerickey: Seaweed is already used in a lot of beers...  as a clarifier.  Irish Moss, aka carageenan, aka seaweed gets chucked in to coagulate proteins and clarify beers.  There are some breweries that use spirulina algae to make St. Patty's green beers...  This is nothing new or gross.


Got there berfore I did. Seaweed and especially carageenans are used in hundreds and hundreds of applications.
 
2014-07-16 09:45:26 AM
Why not?

Many people like fish and rice wrappped in seaweed
 
2014-07-16 09:45:54 AM
Figured you Farkers would be all over the "this already exists, it's called Kelpie" point.
 
2014-07-16 09:47:43 AM

limerickey: Seaweed is already used in a lot of beers...  as a clarifier.  Irish Moss, aka carageenan, aka seaweed gets chucked in to coagulate proteins and clarify beers.  There are some breweries that use spirulina algae to make St. Patty's green beers...  This is nothing new or gross.


Ding ding!  Most all of you have had beer made with seaweed or dried fish bladder.
 
2014-07-16 09:48:44 AM
I've had it (friends with the brewer), and it's good.  As are pretty much all their beers.  No strong seaweed flavor that I could ascertain, and this was before I had the dozen oysters.  If you're ever in Belfast, Maine, stop by Marshall Wharf Brewery.  Hell, they were recently featured in Bon Appetit!
 
2014-07-16 09:50:48 AM

baconbeard: Craft beer has jumped the shark.


Craft beer can't "jump the shark." It's not a singular product or TV show that will, as a whole, start to suck. It's an industry. It has many brewers and many products and many styles. I has pockets of innovation you might not agree with or may find silly, but it also has many straight-forward products that are very well done and traditionally executed. To say craft beer has jumped the shark is like saying "outdoor activities" as a whole jumped the shark because some kids in the park down the street from you are playing quidditch. It's silly and pointless, but they enjoy it and it isn't going to ruin my daily run.
 
2014-07-16 09:53:14 AM

foo monkey: limerickey: Seaweed is already used in a lot of beers...  as a clarifier.  Irish Moss, aka carageenan, aka seaweed gets chucked in to coagulate proteins and clarify beers.  There are some breweries that use spirulina algae to make St. Patty's green beers...  This is nothing new or gross.

Ding ding!  Most all of you have had beer made with seaweed or dried fish bladder.


But it doesn't make the majority of the product, does it? It is just used as an additive to help the product achieve some sort of quality the producer wants in it's liquor. What are the results when the majority of the product is made from seaweed and how will that make it taste is what makes me curious, as opposed to grain alcohol (with seaweed additive).
 
2014-07-16 09:55:06 AM
How is this sick? It's just an ingredient. Jesus you guys are a bunch of whiners.
 
2014-07-16 09:57:02 AM
Would you drink a craft beer made with weed?
 
2014-07-16 09:58:42 AM

Pocket Ninja: It depends. Is your marketing angle to get me to try it more along the lines of this:

Hey, PN, try this, man, it's made of seaweed. It's so awesome that we're drinking seaweed. SEAWEED, dude!

or this:

Hey, PN, try this beer. It's pretty good.

Because the second one gets me to try it. The first one has me looking for someone else to talk to.


THIS. If it tastes better, it's worth it. If it's just a gimmick to get an extra couple bucks, no.
 
2014-07-16 09:59:39 AM

utah dude: didn't RTFA, but 'foamy with a strong head' would be my guess.


i.chzbgr.com

He's not strong headed, just outspoken and opinionated.
 
2014-07-16 10:02:04 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: foo monkey: limerickey: Seaweed is already used in a lot of beers...  as a clarifier.  Irish Moss, aka carageenan, aka seaweed gets chucked in to coagulate proteins and clarify beers.  There are some breweries that use spirulina algae to make St. Patty's green beers...  This is nothing new or gross.

Ding ding!  Most all of you have had beer made with seaweed or dried fish bladder.

But it doesn't make the majority of the product, does it? It is just used as an additive to help the product achieve some sort of quality the producer wants in it's liquor. What are the results when the majority of the product is made from seaweed and how will that make it taste is what makes me curious, as opposed to grain alcohol (with seaweed additive).


that's correct.  ultimately there should be only traces of it left after proper clarification and in some cases filtering.
 
2014-07-16 10:03:06 AM

DecemberNitro: How is this sick? It's just an ingredient. Jesus you guys are a bunch of whiners.


I wonder if people complained in the same way when people first started adding hops to beer. "Flowers? From those vines? That's so gimmicky!"
 
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