What is it? An interview with a man who calls himself a part-time carny and claims to have invented deep-fried beer. When I first learned about 30 minutes ago that they would have deep-fried beer at the Texas State Fair this year, I have to admit, I was elated.
I wasn’t sure how they would pull it off, since, you know, pouring liquid into bubbling oil is bad news. But as a beer super-fan, I was highly intrigued. After checking out the NPR report, I feel a little let down. You see, the beer itself won’t be fried. Which makes sense considering the liquid vs. hot oil conundrum. The beer — Guinness in this case — is injected into a dough ball/pretzel-like thing and then that is fried. So what you have essentially is a deep fried beer-filled pretzel.
Now, I like beer and deep-fried bready things, so possibly this is still a good combination. Only problem: I don’t believe my schedule will allow a trip to the Texas State Fair this year. Your assignment, Thirsty Beagle Fans, is to find the deep-fried beer, try the deep-fried beer, and provide me and the readers with a full report.
Don’t let us down!