Mace-Flavored Beer?! [Sign of the Apocalypse]
Some years ago, I was enjoying live music at the now-a-fancy-restaurant-but-used-to-be-a-dive Blue Ox Bar in Brainerd. There was nothing unusual about the night. A fight broke out by the men's room.
Still not unusual.
Suddenly, nobody could breathe and everybody was coughing.
That was unusual.
The band stopped mid-song and the crowd bailed outside. The bartenders opened the doors, and gave us the sweet and lowdown.
Somebody got maced, so we all got maced.
I don't remember how long it took for the dive to be breathable again, but half the crowd left. Mace is a buzzkill like that.
And now, we can get a buzz off mace!
The brew gets its spiciness from the chili oil that gives mace its kick and the flavor is described as, "spicy nutmeg, anise, and espresso with a palate-warming chili spiced finish."
Ya know...I'm curious now. If I find a bottle of this, I'll do an episode of Ned Vs!