And Now For Something Completely Different

So how does this grab you?

Twelve bottles of The End Of History ale have been made and placed inside seven dead stoats, four squirrels and one hare.

Before you make up your mind, consider these words from the brewer’s co-founder:

”The impact of The End Of History is a perfect conceptual marriage between taxidermy, art and craft brewing. The bottles are at once beautiful and disturbing – they disrupt conventions and break taboos, just like the beer they hold within them.”

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“The animals used to bottle The End Of History all died of natural causes – better to be celebrated and valued than left to rot.”

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11 Comments

  1. Alan

     /  July 23, 2010

    More Dead Squirrels!!!!

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  2. Well, I think it’s disgusting to pour a drink from the dessicated corpse-bottle of an animal, but that’s just me.

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  3. That’s just creepy and gross.

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  4. Patricia Moore

     /  July 24, 2010

    I think they are unique and as there are some who hunt and keep trophies and others who collect bizare items this certainly will get them going.

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  5. Elizabeth

     /  July 24, 2010

    I’m happy to see that these carcasses are not going to waste. All the power to this business if they are using naturally deceased animals.

    I am actually learning how to gut a deer for the same reason. I don’t want to hunt, but I live on a busy road and deer get hit in front of my house all the time. I’m tired of them going to waste and just rotting on the side of the road. I’ve had five deer die directly in front of my house since January. That is a hell of a lot of meat my dogs and I could be enjoying right now…

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    • Good for you Elizabeth. I admire your dedication. As much as I loathe waste, I highly doubt I could ever dress a deer. Maybe if I’d had 5 killed on my street this year, I’d find the motivation to overcome that (but that’s prolly just wishful thinking). One “good” thing about having so many roaming dogs in my rural neighborhood is that roadkill does not go to waste.

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    • You can also contact local wildlife rehabilitation centers or sanctuaries that rescue predators if they could use the carcasses.

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  6. Uh, I just voted, and discovered that my instantaneous reaction of “Want one!!” put me in the (apparently creepy) minority.

    Actually, my very first thought was “The Christmas gift for the terrier man who has everything”.

    I’ve dressed chickens, and I’ve helped dress a pig. If we had that level of road kill outside my door, my dogs would be eating a lot of venison.

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    • JenniferJ

       /  July 25, 2010

      I’m in the same category, not because I’d want one in my living room or dining room but because I have a good friend who hunts, is a beer nut and impossible to ever surprise with a gift. He also has a long running but reasonably good natured feud going with squirrels over his bird feeder (if he can outsmart them, great, if they figure it out fine too, every year is a bigger challenge). This has OMG “perfect” for him written all over it

      Personally I cannot cannot cannot ever look at taxidermy with out recalling the sign next to the highway in a small Oregon town that used to read “Taxidermy and Fine Meats, next left, just behind the Funeral Home!”

      Honestly, that sign would keep me going for miles and miles….

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  7. redstarcafe

     /  July 28, 2010

    Where does one return the empties?

    Now I am thinking of a keg in a roadkill deer, which reminds me of a bizarre story on the web called Dogs In Elk:

    http://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports/jerryp/dogsinelk.html#dogs

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