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Crop Circle Beer
Here's something I'd really like to try, but sadly it doesn't seem to be available anywhere except a few bars in the New York region. It's Crop Circle Beer, dreamed up by Dudley Cates, Jr. who, according to this Newsday article, has always had a passion for crop circles and beer, and finally found a way to join the two interests. The beer is brewed with barley collected from fields in which crop circles have appeared. Hmmm. This is an idea I wish that I had thought of first. It would sure beat selling Loch Ness Water (though that gives me an idea... what about a taste contest pitting Crop Circle Beer head-to-head with Nessie's Monster Mash Beer? and just for fun you might want to enter Olde Frothingslosh Pale Stale Ale into the contest as well).

One poster on ratebeer.com who's actually had a chance to taste Crop Circle Beer reports that "This is quite a sweet amber ale, but balanced just enough to keep it from being too much so - slick mouthfeel with lots of caramel malt, nut and chocolate flavors - this is pretty damn good for a gimmick beer." The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. also has an audio interview on their site with the farmer who grows the crop circle barley (the interview is 4 years old... Dudley has been trying to sell this stuff for a long time). What I found interesting was how concerned the farmer seemed about the authenticity of his crop circles. He was quite worried about the possibility of the circles not appearing in future years because that would obviously bring a quick end to the business model of Crop Circle Beer. (Thanks, Goo)
Categories: Crop Circles, Food
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 30, 2004
Comments (6)
Crop Circle Beer is common in the UK. I think the Hop Back brewery were first with their Hop Back Crop Circle beer but there are several rival brands. Must have been around for a decade now. Indeed, the beer is in danger of outlasting the actual crop circle craze over here.
Posted by Robert Newman  in  London UK  on  Tue Aug 31, 2004  at  02:20 PM
Soon a crop circle shortage will arise.
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Tue Aug 31, 2004  at  11:38 PM
The crop circle shortage should be pretty easily remedied, since the leading theory about what causes them is that it's boys trampling the grain in patterns of their choosing.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Sep 01, 2004  at  07:07 PM
Some time ago a local bakery in the Netherlands sold bread baked from crop-circle grain. But apparently, his customers didn't go for it.
Posted by Marco  in  netherlands  on  Sun Sep 12, 2004  at  06:27 AM
grin LOL cheese smile wink smirk cool cheese
Posted by jasom  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  03:53 PM
YEAH SOME BOY THOUGHT THIS UP, THAT'S CRAP DO SOME RESEARCH . . . THE PHENOMENA HAS OCCURRED FOR CENTURIES , GET TO GOOGLING !!!
Posted by RR  in  NYC  on  Sat Jan 29, 2011  at  01:10 AM
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