Ever since the craft beer craze kicked off, we’ve seen some pretty crazy, and great, stuff come of it — like the lobster-infused beer from Maine. And the craze is showing no signs of slowing, in fact, it’s heading full steam ahead. A brewery in Richmond, VA has made a fried chicken double IPA.
The Veil Brewing Co., joined forces with Evil Twin Brewing to produce their Fried Fried Chicken Chicken Double IPA. The IPA is a double dry, old country double IPA with an 8 percent ABV and made with citra, simcoe and enigma hops, and, you guessed it, actual fried chicken.
I know, hard to believe, but the evidence of them including a full party platter of chicken fingers from Chic-Fil-A can be seen on Evil Twin’s Instagram. It may look like a lot of chicken, especially when thinking about it going into your beer, but the chicken only consisted of .4 percent of the total beer mash. Because it’s such a small amount, the brewers said the beer doesn’t come close to tasting like chicken, so we’re okay with the minuscule .4 percent.
Inspiration to create this unique double IPA hit the two brewers after consuming considerable amounts of fried chicken all over Richmond. But this isn’t the first time folks at The Veil had a crazy beer idea. Back in January, they launched a limited edition chocolate milk stout with Oreos. I think it’s safe to say we can expect to see some pretty interesting concoctions from these guys in the future.
The Fried Fried Chicken Chicken beer is available in four-pack of 16-ounce cans, but only at The Veil Brewery. So if you’re really hankering for a fried chicken-infused beer, you’ll have to make a quick trip to Richmond.