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Drinker Mail: Cat in the Vat

Brooklyn fan Kit wrote us recently with condolences about Monster’s passing, and an amusing anecdote about an unorthodox homebrewing method made popular in the 1940′s:

“I’m sorry about the loss of your cat. It reminds me of my father’s home brewing experience during WWII. He and his friend used the old Pabst malt and fermented the beer in a open wine barrel covered with some kind of cloth. One night the cat fell into the “vat.” Not ones to waste they bottled and drank the beer. They always swore that it was the best beer they made. Everyone has their secret processes. I hope your beer is just as good without your beloved cat.”

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