Oreo flavoured beer is here - the most American thing ever?

The Veil Brewing Company new release is interesting (to say the least)

They call it "The Hornswaggler" - a chocolate milk stout that was fermented with 100s of pounds of Oreo cookies. 

The Veil Brewing Company (http://www.theveilbrewing.com/home) released the new beer just days ago and it's already sold out, so clearly there is interest in this new flavor. The beer itself includes actual chunks of Oreo icing - chunky is not usually a word for describing beer but in this case it is part of the unique experience.

We can't help but think this is a step too far. Yes, Oreo's are great. And of course beer is too. But not everything needs to be combined. We've already seen peanut butter and pickles, cheese on apple pie, the KFC Double Down, even hamburgers made with donuts instead of a bun.

That does bring up the question though - when someone first added fruit to a beer, was it considered weird? What about coffee, which is now a very common ingredient in stouts and porters? I've tasted sriracha in a beer and not given it a second thought. Perhaps it's the sweetness? The icing chunks? 

What do you think are acceptable things to put in a beer? Is anything off limits? What's the wierdest combination you've had (and enjoyed)? Let us know in the comments.

I've been eating burritos for as long as I can remember. There is no better way to get a well rounded and tasty diet than by wrapping everything up in a soft flour tortilla. While i can remember a time before I started drinking beer it is getting tougher in my old age. A true fan of craft beers, there is an unlimited selection of flavors out there to try.


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