At least twelve people are going to be thankful for that.
BrewDog is selling twelve bottles of "The End Of History" ale in the bodies of dead animals.
This is soooooooooo disturbing. I mean, I like animals, but I'm no animal rights activist. But even I did a double take when I saw that.
The hit list consists of seven stoats, four squirrels, and one hare. A hare, not a rabbit. A rabbit would have been disgusting.
James Watt, co-founder of the brewery (and apparently as concerned about animals as the American James Watt was), said, "'In true BrewDog fashion, we've torn up convention, blurred distinctions and pushed brewing and beer packaging to its absolute limits. This is the beer to end all beers (And appetites. --G). It's an audacious blend of eccentricity, artistry and rebellion; changing the general perception of beer, one stuffed animal at a time. The impact of The End Of History is a perfect conceptual marriage between taxidermy, art and craft brewing. The bottles are at once beautiful and disturbing - they disrupt conventions and break taboos, just like the beer they hold within them.''
Naturally, animal rights people in England are NOT amused. Watt responds to their criticisms by emphasizing that the animals were not killed just for the bottles, they were killed for other reasons (i.e. street pizza). I'm glad they went cruelty free before jamming a glass bottle into their abdominal cavities. "I can think of no grander way to celebrate these animals than for them to be cherished by the lucky owners. The animals used to bottle The End Of History all died of natural causes - better to be celebrated and valued than left to rot." Among the ways the animals are celebrated is by the taxidermist in Doncaster is to outfit some with a kilt or a top hat.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go think about mermaids for a while to help this wear off.