There are many fascinating flavors of beer out there. From pizza infused brews to those using animal excrement (it’s a thing), you can pretty much find any flavor craft beer with just a trip to your local liquor store. Still, we have generated a list of what we consider to be the greatest genre of atypical tasting beers: breakfast themed-brews.
First, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery is setting off the season with their new beverage, “Beer for Breakfast.” The stout is infused with maple syrup, coffee, applewood-smoked barley, lactose and… scrapple. For those of you who are unfamiliar, scrapple is essentially a fried breakfast meat popular in the mid-Atlantic region (NJ, MD, PA, DE). Oh, and it’s made out of pork scraps combined with cornmeal or flour; you could call it a cousin of spam.
Scrapple is certainly an acquired taste, but brewery founder Sam Calagione favors the flavor, as he put a whopping 25 pounds of the breakfast food into his “Beer for Breakfast” blend. If you don’t think you’ll find scrapple all that scrumptious, here are a few other breakfast themed brews to get involved with:
Rogue Bacon Maple Ale
Inspired by Portland bakery Voodoo Doughnuts’ famous bacon maple bar, this ale is a smoky malt, maple flavored brew with notes of applewood-smoked bacon and a faint sweetness.
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Once upon a time, oatmeal stouts were thought to be a healthy beverage. Whether or not that’s true (and we hope it is), Samuel Smith brewery has recreated the traditional stout by giving it a smooth, bittersweet taste.
Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout
With Rhode Island’s official state beverage being coffee milk, it’s no surprise that Narragansett brewery has utilized the drink in their coffee-infused brew. By mixing sweetened coffee syrup with the bittersweet milk stout, Narragansett has produced a rich, smooth beer with a bold, chocolate finish.