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Dogfish Head, one of the big names in microbrews (enjoy that paradox), has decided to take the term “beer for breakfast” and make it literal. They’re coming out with Beer for Breakfast Stout, a 7.4% alcohol by volume (ABV) stout brewed with scrapple, cold press coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, applewood smoked barley, milk sugars, and roasted chicory. Basically, it’s a full breakfast of coffee, pancakes with maple syrup, and the Pennsylvania breakfast pig meat scrapple in a beer bottle.
Now, I think this is an awesome idea, although I’m not sure how this heavy breakfast stout, at 7.4% ABV, doesn’t put you right back to sleep. It seems a little counterintuitive unless it’s meant to be consumed at any time of day, sort of like a McDonalds all-day breakfast type deal. McGriddles. Delicious.
Regardless, with the holiday season coming upon us, we are in full blown stout season. Well, it’s actually full blown drinking season with Election Day plus Thanksgiving plus football season plus Christmas or whichever winter holiday you may celebrate. There will be many, many holiday stouts coming out over the next month or two, but I’m sure on Black Friday while people are committing manslaughter to save $10 on a Blu-ray player I will be sipping on a Beer for Breakfast Stout watching “It’s a Wonderful Life.” .
[via Men’s Journal]