I’ve always heard that, “Gay people are just like you and me, except for the sex thing.” And apparently the beer thing. Minerva, a small brewing company located in Jalisco, Mexico, is marketing their artisanal honey ale to gays and lesbians, who they say have had their palate ignored by beer makers long enough.
But if gay people are just the same as everyone else, then why is this company saying they have a palate distinctly different from straight people? And why is it that a sweeter beer is good for the gay folks, but not for the straight? Are all gay people predisposed to loving sweet beer? I like sweet beer–wait. Does that make me gay? I’m so confused.
The company is currently offering two different honey ales; Salamandra and Purple Hand (referring to the famous San Francisco gay rights protest of 1969). They plan on focusing on the Mexican market first, before expanding to export to Colombia and Japan. This is officially the world’s first gay beer. Will it be a hit with the queers? Or should we take a closer, more scientific look at the notion that gay palates are different from straight palates?
Read more about this beer here.