Brooklyn Brewery Experiments With Bacon Beer


Holy mother. On Diner’s Journal, Pete Wells hears incredible news from Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver. Dude is currently working on a beer that (1) takes barleywine made from malt that’s smoked in the same room as Allan Benton’s bacon and (2) combines it with brown ale that’s been infused, via “fat washing” (mixing a melted fat with alcohol, then chilling the mixture into a solid and skimming it off), with the taste of Benton’s bacon fat. As much as we roll our eyes at gimmicks like bacon vodka, we’re also fans of the brewery’s Sorachi Ace (served at Brooklyn Bowl), and we’d be lying if hearing about this new bacon beer doesn’t make our heart flutter, our pulse quicken … It’s like we just drank the stuff! Final word from Oliver: “Either this will be the most amazingly disgusting thing you’ve ever tasted in your life. Or I shall rule the earth.”

Bowling for Brews [Diner’s Journal/NYT]