A micro-brewery in Iceland has announced that they will be releasing a limited edition beer that is made with smoked whale testicles from the endangered fin whale. The beer is intended as a celebration of the fourth winter month in the Icelandic tradition, Thorri.
The Stedji Brewery will brew Hvalur 2 and sell it for a limited amount of time. This isn't the first time the Stedji brewers have gotten people worked up by making beers from animals, the BBC reports. The brewers used bones and intestines from the endangered fine whale in a beer in 2014, causing controversy that eventually ended in the brewers receiving the appropriate permissions to make the beer. The permission still applies so whale testicle beer will be their new endeavor. Yuueeechhhhh.
"We want to create a true Thorri atmosphere, and therefore we decided to use smoked testicles from fin whales for flavouring the beer," says Dagbjartur Ariliusson, a co-owner of the brewery. "We put a lot of effort into this and it's a long process." In 2013, Iceland resumed commercial fin whaling after a two-year suspension. Most of its whale meat is exported to Japan.
Sounds bad. Hard pass.
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