fucking

From the “hilarious but true” files, a German brewery has won the trademark to market a beer called “Fucking Hell”. But get your mind out of the gutter – ‘hell’ is a German term that can mean“light ale” and “Fucking” is the name of a small town in Austria that goes through a lot of town name signs. See? It’s all perfectly innocent.

The people of Fucking – pronounced “fooking” in German, much like it is in the North of England – are less than impressed. There’s only 90 or so of them, and they’ve had the name for 800 years. From the Austrian Times:

Franz Meindl, the People’s Party (ÖVP) mayor of Fucking, reacted saying: "We just want to be left alone. There are all these stories about our town’s name all the time – especially in summer. Everybody writes what they want."

I don’t know when the beer is going into production or where it’s going to be available, but that’s gotta be the most metal beer I’ve ever heard of. Someone send in a picture, please!

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