The Masticator was started by two Minneapolis-area visionaries as a zine in the summer of 2004. Issue two was never realized, and half of its founding force moved to Brooklyn. Three years later, the electronic version of The Masticator has far eclipsed its single print-bound predecessor. Today, The Masticator posts art reviews, random urban snapshots, gentle political mockery, and other short articles on subjects like cars, fashion, and books.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Taxidermy and Beer Together in Horrifying Harmony
Brew Dog, a Scottish craft beer company, has created limited edition ales at super-strength (55% alcohol, more than the typical whiskey at 40%), contained in bottles with small animal carcasses, like stoats and squirrels, around them. Word has it the animals were not killed by the brewers, but found dead. The brewers say:
This 55% beer should be drank in small servings whilst exuding an endearing pseudo vigilance and reverence for Mr Stoat. This is to be enjoyed with a weather eye on the horizon for inflatable alcohol industry Nazis, judgemental washed up neo-prohibitionists or any grandiloquent, ostentatious foxes.