Laughing Squid brought our attention to this unusual concoction, which was made with actual fried chicken. Veil Brewing teased a photo of the process showing a brewer dropping Chick-fil-A chicken tenders into a vat. Veil says the recipe contains only a very small amount of poultry and that the finished IPA doesn't taste like chicken, which may come as a disappointment to some people.
It may be a coincidence, but the heavily hopped beer does have a very fried chicken-looking color. The limited-edition beer came out in late July at Veil's taproom in Richmond, Virginia. As of Sunday, it was still listed on the taproom's draft list.
The fried-chicken beer is just one more example of how brewers are pushing ingredient boundaries. At least it sounds more palatable than barley fertilized with human urine.or