Dogfish Head has created the kind of beer that only a Mid-Atlantic grandmother could love.
Beer for Breakfast, the latest kooky offering in Dogfish’s breakfast-themed beer series, is infused with 25 pounds of Scrapple. For those of you who didn’t grow up near the Delaware River (where the meat patty is popular), Scrapple is made of pork scraps, cornmeal and spices. It’s like a cross between a piece of bacon, a sausage patty and a corn muffin.
Dogfish founder Sam Calagione says he wanted to brew a beer with the most diverse breakfast ingredients possible. The beer recipe also includes maple syrup, applewood-smoked barley (for that bacon-y flavor), cold-pressed coffee and milk sugar. The Scrapple comes from Rapa Scrapple, which is based down the road from the brewery. “It’s sort of an everything-but-the-breakfast-nook stout,” Calagione says.
Beer for Breakfast will only be available on draft at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The exclusive brew—and a slew of food made from scrapple—will go on sale Dec. 5 at a special Beer for Breakfast Happy Hour. Proceeds from the event will be donated to charity.
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