Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Weasel

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  1. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Meyvn (1,416) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    I read somewhere that Mikkeller's Beer Geek Breakfast Weasel (an oatmeal/coffee stout) is actually brewed with civet coffee. Is this true? Can anyone confirm this?

    By the way, if you don't know what civet coffee is, look it up. You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
     
  2. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    It's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, and yes, it's brewed with civet coffee. It's got the description on the bottle.


    edit: The description

    This imperial Oatmeal stout is brewed with one of the world’s most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma.
     
  3. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Meyvn (1,416) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    That's so cool! It must cost a fortune to make that stuff. Civet coffee is hellishly expensive (hundreds of dollars per pound).
     
  4. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (225) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Never had civet coffee, but I bet it tastes like shit! I keed, I keed.
     
  5. Wowcoolman

    Wowcoolman Crusader (786) Sep 25, 2010 California
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    It's worth the extra few $$ for the civer crap.
     
  6. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    I knew what it was going into it and I still enjoyed it! Awesome idea from Mikkeller yet again and not too bad of a price.
     
  7. trenchtown4

    trenchtown4 Initiate (55) Apr 13, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Alesmith has done a similar stout, Speedway Kopi Luwak, not sure if it's confirmed civet coffee, but Kopi Luwak is a synonym for it.
     
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  8. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (316) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    De Molen as well. I've had the Mikkeler and Alesmith versions, they're both good.
     
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  9. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    With the prices for any Mikkeller beer as they are, I'd assume they all had civet coffee in them.
     
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  10. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    This will also be the case with Jester King's collaboration with Mikkeller, starting with the second batch of their Geek Rodeo (or whatever it's final name is)

    http://jesterkingbrewery.com/blog/?pg=4
     
  11. Bendurgin

    Bendurgin Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 Maine
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    I'm pretty sure the beer is roughly fifteen bucks a bottle.
     
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  12. bigfnjoe

    bigfnjoe Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Mikkeller's IPAs consistently disappoint me, but his stouts are incredible. This one takes the cake IMO.
     
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  13. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    you just don't need a lot of it, that's why the bottles aren't too expensive.
     
  14. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Crusader (701) Feb 24, 2011 Delaware
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    Yeah, it's only $2/oz!!
     
  15. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    That's why I said not too expensive...the bourbon barrel version wasn't that expensive either since it was in the same size bottle but I drew the line at the little shit they put the cognac version in. Who does mikkeler think he is? Only narke will have me buying bottles at that size...
     
  16. DirtyPenny

    DirtyPenny Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Massachusetts

    So how long until we have a beer that was brewed with previously shat organically processed barley?
     
  17. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    Kopi Luwak is WEIRD. It tastes like normal coffee, but has next to no aftertaste. I've brewed it, and I've also brewed beer with it. :)
     
  18. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Devotee (456) Sep 13, 2011 Florida
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    GREAT BREW! CIVET POO PWNS!
     
  19. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2010 New York

    All but their Tiger Baby IPA were off to me. Tiger Baby was an incredible IPA, and I agree his stouts are fantastic. Brunch Weasel is one of the best I've ever had.
     
  20. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Good to hear I am not the only one that felt that way about Weasel, I did enjoy it but it was not near the level of the KBS I was drinking a lot of at the time.
     
  21. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    Ova Rah Ted.

    ta Cough he, End Da bears.
     
  22. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I have a question pertaining to this beer. I seem to have a version of it that i can't find anything about on this site. I have a Calvados (apple brandy) edition. does any one know anything about this and why it's not on this site?
     
  23. meerkat2

    meerkat2 Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2007 Florida

    another popular website has a couple dozen ratings for the calvados brunch weasel
     
  24. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Because you haven't reviewed it yet!
     
  25. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    If its any beer made in Europe, if you don't find it on here you will probably find in on ratebeer. If not, you're SOL but its never not been on RB when I've looked because it wasn't here. The only exceptions are beers brewed before the site was created like Cantillon Brabantiae. That is the reason you will find that European beer on here but not on RB.
     
  26. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (452) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    When is this released?
     
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