So this is what we have come to. Well done, humanity.
I don’t really have the words to describe this, so I’ll leave it up to infamous shock-brewers Brewdog from Scotland:
Fu*k the system. Forget what you know. What has been. Bow to no one. History is bereft. Reorder. Disorder. Embrace the unknown. The groundbreaking. The challenging. The revolution is upon us.
Say hello to Ghost Deer. A defiant and irreverent, devil may care, supersonic bitch of a beer. Ghost Deer is a 28% fermented beer, the strongest ever fermented beer which is only ever served from a single handcrafted and authentic deer’s head.
This idiosyncratic ale combines the 3 things that we are most passionate about: craft beer, art and taxidermy. This is a revolution in brewing and in beer dispense. The impact is at once beautiful and disturbing – it disrupts conventions and breaks taboos, just like the beer it pours.
28% a.b.v. beer served from the taxidermied head of a beautiful deer. Yeah - “idiosyncratic”. Sometimes I’m disappointed at the fact that craft culture in South Africa isn’t always the most inventive or crazy, but at least we’re not here.
Even though Brewdog has not yet made any actual Ghost Deer brews or taps, I’m awaiting a taxidermied elephant that pours marula stout from its trunk. It’ll be great. Producers could even sell the leftover ivory to the Far East.
Also, how does it pour? Do you turn one of the poor thing’s antlers or what?