A pair of breweries in Virginia and New York have collaborated to produce a beer made with fried chicken. Virginia’s The Veil Brewing Company teamed up with New York-based Evil Twin Brewing to create Fried Fried Chicken Chicken beer, an IPA-style beer made using trace amounts of fried chicken. “The idea came to us after eating a significant amount of fried chicken at various establishments in our beautiful city of Richmond,” Veil Brewing said. “We actually put a very small amount of fried chicken in one of two of the mashes (less than .4% of the total weight of the mash contents).”
Despite the small amounts of chicken, the brewery said the beer doesn’t carry a poultry taste. “It doesn’t even remotely taste like chicken,” Veil Brewing said. “If you think it does, you might want to go to the doctor, bucko!” The 8 percent alcohol by volume beer was also hopped heavily with Citra, Simcoe, and Enigma. Veil Brewing teased the unique beer on June 30, by posting a photo of a brewer placing a Chick-Fil-A chicken tender into a vat. “Y’all like fried chicken?” the brewery asked. The beer debuted on July 25 and was still listed on the draft list at Veil’s taproom in Richmond at the beginning of August.
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