This tasty new creation is a dry-hopped Imperial IPA, with all sorts of aromatic goodness and notes of citrus and pine. The idea is a collaboration between IPA Specialists The Veil Brewing Co. and Evil Twin Brewing, whose founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is known to flavor beers with unconventional ingredients, including frozen pizza and even money. Inspired by Jarnit-Bjergsø’s first experience of eating fried chicken at Cracker Barrel, the two breweries used two full trays of chicken tenders to create their new beer.
The brewers dumped some chicken tenders from Chick-fil-A into their mash, thus forging a new relationship between poultry and the craft beer scene:
Just .4% of the mash was composed of fried chicken, so don’t expect a savory bomb. In fact, the company claims the beer does not taste like a delicious deep-fried chicken strip at all.
Veil Brewing Co. debuted Fried Fried Chicken Chicken on Tuesday at its Richmond brewery and taphouse. The brew is available for a limited run in 16-ounce cans; a four pack costs $18.50. That’s a mighty price tag for the lowly chicken. Let’s see if it’s worth it.
So far, the beer is only available in Richmond, Virginia.