Have you ever noticed how many animals show up on beer labels? We have lions and tigers and bears, plus various birds, reptiles, fish, assorted domesticated and wild animals, plus a few mythical creatures. For whatever reason brewers have a tradition of branding their beers using everything from pets to predators. The Brew Zoo will celebrate these lagers and ales.
Your assignment for The Session #7 is to go on a beer safari and help stock our Brew Zoo with animals large and small. This is one hunt that even PETA should not protest.
This should be a fun one, although I do have two thoughts right off the bat:
1) All of the locally-available beers I can think of with animal names and/or graphics are pretty lousy. I’ll have to wrack my brain to come up with something before September 7th.
2) It’s funny how the idea of drinking a “zoo brew” is perfectly acceptable to the beer geek contingent, while serious wine drinkers generally look down upon so-called “critter wines” that feature animals on the label.