Beer for breakfast? Sounds okay to me. Seriously, if I could drink beer for breakfast without the physical, social, or nutritional ramifications, I likely would. Wake up every morning to a Founders Breakfast Stout? Sounds swell.
Although you can’t really do this, you can certainly still enjoy a breakfast-themed beer later in the day. And if you live in or around Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, you’ll have a chance on December 5th to try Dogfish Head’s brand new, limited release, “Beer For Breakfast” Stout, which Dogfish Founder Sam Calagione describes as an “everything-but-the-breakfast-nook beer.”
Speaking on the beer, Sam says, “I thought it would be a great time to flex our creative muscles and try to brew a beer that has the most diverse group of ingredients referencing the meal and its name.”
Check out those ingredients, as listed and described on the Dogfish Head blog below…
- Maple syrup harvested from the trees at Northfield Mount Hermon, the high school in western Massachusetts where Sam met his wife, Mariah.
- Barley smoked over applewood from Delaware’s Fifer Orchards, for that applewood, bacon-y aroma.
- Lactose, or milk sugar.
- For the quintessential Delaware touch, 25 pounds of a super-lean version of Rapa Scrapple’s famous recipe. Rapa, the world’s largest producer of scrapple, was started by brothers Ralph and Paul Adams in Bridgeville, Del., just down the road from Dogfish. (If you’re not from the mid-Atlantic, you might be scratching your head right about now and thinking, “What the heck is scrapple?” Well, scrapple is a patty made of pork scraps, cornmeal and spices, kind of like a cross between bacon, a sausage patty and a corn muffin. In other words, it’s incredible.)
- Last but not least, a special blend from The Bean Factory in St. Paul, Minn. The coffee, added cold press post-fermentation, is a nod to one of Sam’s all-time favorite bands, The Replacements, who hail from Minnesota and were a fixture on Sam’s radio every morning back in 1995 as he mashed in. The beer is also named for The Replacements anthem “Beer for Breakfast.”
As I mentioned, this unique breakfast beer will only be available on draft at the Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The beer will debut December 5 at a special Happy Hour with Sam and some folks from RAPA Scrapple, alongside a tasty-sounding lineup of breakfast-inspired food specials like scrapple pizza and scrapple egg rolls.
If you’re a beer geek who lives in Delaware and you can get to this event, please go and take some pics for us!