The boozy dreams of the Star Trek faithful have finally come true.
Sadly, no, the transwarp drive is eons away and that holodeck is nowhere in sight, but we can finally drink like the ferocious Klingons.
The Federation of Beer, working with Star Trek’s blessing, has licensed and brewed a Klingon beer called “Warnog” – the first Star Trek-themed beer to come to the United States.
Sure, the Canadians have had Vulcan Ale for some time (from the same company) but this...this is the taste of victory in glorious combat! Also, apparently, the aroma of “mild banana and clove” according to the official Star Trek website. The beer, crafted by Tin Man Brewing of Evansville, Indiana, incorporates rye malt into a modern Dunkelweizen grain bill for a beverage that weighs in at a mid-weight 5.5% ABV.
Now, purists will wail "How genuine is that!?" Everyone knows that Klingons drank bloodwine in Star Trek: The Next Generation, first introduced in the episode when Riker did that exchange program on the Klingon ship."
Well, yes, that may be true, but "bloodwine" likely wouldn’t sell as well, being twice the potency of Scotch. (And, wow, you need to get out more.)
If you get your hands on some, savor that first chance to drink like a Klingon, but just don’t drink with a Klingon. They’ll kill you for sport.
The beer debuts this week at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.