Brooklyn Brewery Experiments With Bacon Beer

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Holy mother. On Diners Journal, Pete Wells hears incredible news from Brooklyn Brewerys Garrett Oliver. Dude is currently working on a beer that (1) takes barleywine made from malt thats smoked in the same room as Allan Bentons bacon and (2) combines it with brown ale thats 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 Bentons bacon fat. As much as we roll our eyes at gimmicks like bacon vodka, were also fans of the brewery's Sorachi Ace (served at Brooklyn Bowl), and wed be lying if hearing about this new bacon beer doesnt 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 youve ever tasted in your life. Or I shall rule the earth.

Bowling for Brews [Diners Journal/NYT]