Have I got a beer for Obama’s next summit! Just like Obama himself…it’s a beer of the people! I mean the Peep-le!! A Colorado craft brewery has created a special Easter Beer made with Peeps!!!
The head brewer at Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Collins made a test batch last spring, and decided it was worth trying again. The beer is an English-style bitter with an alcohol content by volume of about 6%.
“If I didn’t tell you there were Peeps in there, you might not notice,” Collins said Friday after the brewery tapped the first pints of the beer. She made only about 100 gallons, so when it’s gone, it’s gone.
Although I think many Uppityites prefer scotch or wine, some might still wonder whether the sweet, marshmallowy Peeps will ruin the beer!
The Peeps boost the beer’s alcohol level when the yeast devours the marshmallow sugar.
And although the Peeps are colored, the beer ends up a bright straw color with no hint of neon. It has a malty taste, accented by the sweet smell of the whole Peep that perches on the pint’s rim when served.
Here in Uppityville, like Christmas fruitcake, Easter Peeps have not always been on our favorite food list. But, we have had a sweet, soft spot for the little guys. And yes, we have viewed videos of Peeps being microwaved, and made into pop culture dioramas! And yes, there was that time when Angry Peeps Seized the Blog! [shutter] It was all just a big misunderstanding, I’m telling ya’!!!! But we never actually wish the Peeps harm! Not so for the Brewmistress Collins……
Collins said the Peeps beer will likely last only a few days, and she’ll make something else as spring moves into summer.
And she has an important message for all of those who hate Peeps: Ninety of their squishy foes got dumped into the brew kettle.
“They were all severely harmed,” Collins said.
Ouch! Ms. Collins, you need to chill a little. Why not kick back with your favorite beverage and dream of……………
Peeps on Earth.
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