Bacon Beer for the Rich Man, All-You-Can-Drink Sixpoint for the Common Man

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Robert Haynes-Peterson might be our new hero: Not only did he spring for the Per Se dinner where Garrett Oliver’s bacon beer was served, but in a Halogen Life post, dude confesses to poaching unfinished glasses of the stuff (we’re surprised he didn’t ask for a doggie bottle). So how did it taste?

A smoky, peaty treasure that rewards at first sip. Like Laphroig single malt, the nose hits you with peat, leather, and pipe tobacco. On the palate, the flavor combination is much more subtle, with the smoke leading, but with a long, complex finish of black cherries, leather, and citrus (and the roundness of bacon). It’s a fine cigar in a beer glass.

If all of this is making you envious, here’s a beer deal for the common man. No, it’s not bacon beer, but Sixpoint tells us that Bark Hot Dogs, which already serves its brews on the cheap ($4 for a pint, and $12 for a growler), will introduce this Saturday a $15.00 all-you-can-drink Sixpoint special every Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. till closing time, at 1 a.m. or later. Currently on tap: Bengali Tiger IPA, Righteous, Apollo Wheat, and an exclusive red ale called Bark.