So it’s been a while since the guys did their “Freaks” and “Freaked” episodes but I stumbled upon a few beers that would have gone nicely with the films. The good people at Shmaltz Brewing Company have put out an entire line of beers dedicated to Coney Island or as they call them “Freak Beers”. Coney Island Lager, Sword Swallower Steel Hop Lager and Albino Python White Lager are all currently available year round. Their Human Blockhead Lager and Freaktoberfest are both available in limited seasonal releases.
To date I’ve had three of their brews and all have been mighty tasty. The Freaktoberfest, which is only available around Halloween, is not only a good beer but also colored blood red. See what they did there? It’s spooky!
Besides being mighty tasty these beers also sport some really great artwork. Each one of the labels features an illustration that fits the theme of the beer in the style of the old timey sideshow banners of the day. You can take a gander at some of them below.
If you’re lucky enough to be in an area that they distribute I’d highly recommend the Coney Island beers. Part of the proceeds will go to ConeyIsland.com which supports the arts out at the slowly dying seaside attraction. So do the good thing and get drunk for a good cause.