Company uses diamonds to help brew beer

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but it may also be a great companion for beer.

Mantra Artisan Ales, a specialty craft brewery, unveiled a beer Friday night that uses diamonds in the filtering process.

It’s being brewed for the Main Street Brew Fest and is called the Miel de Diamant, which is French for Honey Diamond.

The beer is produced with local products, including butternut squash, sweet potatoes and local spices, which are dry hopped over more than 45 carats of diamonds from a local jeweler.

“We put the diamonds into the beer so we have technically the most expensive beer we ever made,” Derrick Morse with Mantra Artisan Ales told News 2.

The diamonds do not affect the flavor of the beer nor does the beer affect the quality of the diamonds.