Elephant dung beer sells out in minutes

17th April, 2013 by Andy Young

A Japanese brewery created a beer using ingredients from elephant dung and it sold out within minutes of going on sale in the country.

The beer, which is called Un, Kono Kuro, is made using coffee beans that have passed through an elephant.

The Sankt Gallen brewery called the beer a “chocolate stout”, despite it not containing any chocolate. The coffee beans used in the beer come from elephants at Thailand’s Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation, which cost over US$100 per 35 grams. The beans are so expensive as 33kgs of beans in the mouth yields 1kg of useable coffee beans.

The beans are definitely a candidate for one of the top 10 weirdest beer ingredients.

Mr Sato, from Japanese website RocketNews24.com, tasted the beer….

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