Friday, 15 April 2011

Beer: Porker

We've all heard about massaged beef, but beer-fed pork is a new one for me...

As the article explains, these porkers are fed a daily ration of beer, but also spent grain from breweries. Apparently, the meat is good enough to be served in area's best restaurants. Pigs are also fed other treats, such as fruit and veg. No wonder the farmer says: "It doesn’t do the pigs any harm at all. They are very happy animals." It would be difficult indeed for anyone to try and disprove this, seeing as the animals are guaranteed a steady supply of first class ales from "award winning" Liverpool Organic Brewery. Which very nicely brings me to the main point I wanted to make here: not only the pigs must be leading a happy, albeit a bit tipsy, lives, but their inevitable deaths must be a much happier event, too. I just wonder if, just before the hammer falls, they are allowed to get really plastered so they well and truly don't feel a thing. It may even make for an even tastier meat, deeply cured in good booze.

One thing is certain, though: I am now on the lookout for porter fed porkers...