The whale-loving community is disturbed by a new Icelandic seasonal ale containing fin whale testicles. Hvalur 2, made by Iceland’s Steðji brewery, contains salted and “shit-smoked whale balls,” according to the brewery’s website. “Icelanders have used this method of smoking for centuries. Because of a lack of trees in Iceland, we use dry sheep shit to smoke. This gives the beer an excellent smoky taste you haven’t tried before.” Also, whale balls.
The beer will be for sale during the Icelandic whale-eating festival known as Þorri. It will not be exported. Hvalur 1, released at last year’s festival, contained smoked whale organs and sold out almost immediately.