Watch 46,939 Litres Of Beer Ferment, Get Wild

Mmmm, Beer: Watch 12,400 Gallons of Barleywine Wort Ferment, Get Wild

What you are about to watch is beer getting weird. Before California-based brewery Sierra Nevada bottles Bigfoot, its classic barley wine-style ale, the wort goes through a six-day fermentation process that sees a whopping 90,849L of liquid appear to bake like bread, roil like a contaminated foam party in Ibiza and overflow like a sentient creature from a 1950s horror film.

The action takes place in four traditional open fermenters with an assist from 551.6kg of whole-cone hops and 453.6kg of pure brewer's yeast. Watching the whole thing is fascinating and terrifying at the same time, and I'm almost tempted to give it a taste at its most freaky state. Thank god it's happy hour! [Digg Video]

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