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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Beer

This beer has a rather uncommon and unlikely combination of ingredients. The peppercorns are no great surprise, but the alcohol beverages with chia seeds seem to be few and far between. Wiki reports that chia is an Aztec word for oily, and these seeds contain large amounts of oil, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. (Un)Real El Camino Black Ale is also brewed with fennel seed and mission figs. It is a collaboration among several brewers and is bottled by Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, California.

If you happen to prefer your chia with a little less fennel and alcohol, you will be delighted to know that you can buy a variety of Chia Pets here (including the one showing President Obama). Leaving the purported health benefits aside, if the same seed is good enough for Chia Pets and beer, it deserves more attention.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_hispanica

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One Response to “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Beer”

  1. April 7th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Jay says:

    Just came across this entry and I am intrigued. I am pretty big on Chia see but had no idea it was used in beer. Thanks for some interesting info!

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