Tuesday, 23rd April 2013
In General Japan News,
Elephant dung used to make Japanese beer
A Japanese brewery will no doubt win prizes for innovation after producing a beer made from elephant dung, which it has chosen to describe as stout.
Sankt Gallen, the maker of Un, Kono Kuro, has developed an ale made using coffee beans which have been eaten by rescued elephants from the Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation in Thailand.
While this may seem like an acquired taste, one blogger on the website RocketNews24 seemed particularly taken by the aroma.
Mr Sato said: "After downing the last drop, slowly rising from my throat and mouth was that afterglow. The combination of bitter and sweet stayed fresh and lingered in my head. It was a familiar aroma that accompanied me through the entire beer."
If anyone were in any doubt about the so-called afterglow, Mr Sato qualified his statement by saying that it was "the best beer [he'd] ever had".
The bottle depicts the beans coming out of the elephant, being ground down and then the final product.
Written by Mark Smith
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