Thank You, Iceland: Whale Testicle Beer


So this is a thing… an Icelandic brewery is making beer brewed with whale testicles.

You can read that again if you like. Take your time.

Yes, every batch is made with a single whole whale testicle, which is “cured according to an old Icelandic tradition, lightly salted, then smoked.” Via Times Live

Bottles of whale testicle beer will hit store shelves across the country January 23, the start of Thorri season, an Icelandic holiday season in which families tuck into traditional foods and delicacies that include rotten shark’s meat, boiled sheep’s head, ram’s testicles and pickled whale blubber.

Thorri season sounds just delightful. Read the whole thing here. Lord knows there’s a “Moby Dick” joke in here somewhere, but I just don’t have the wherewithal to make it.

Thanks to Kate. Image is from the delightful 1962 Tom and Jerry cartoon “Dicky Moe.”