Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, has gone and done it. Grub Street NY reports that bacon and beer have finally been fused together using some sort of complex process to create a bacon-infused beer, which Oliver has christened Reinschweinsgebot. The bad news: he’s only brewed 21 cases - enough for special events, but not for commercial distribution. The worse news: if you want to try it, you’ll have to fork over $350 for a taste as beer is part of dinner tomorrow night at Per Se in New York. There is good news though! There’s a beer that tastes like bacon coming to Tria, possibly as soon as this weekend. What’s the deal?
We checked in with Tria owner and head beer geek Jon Myerow, to see if he might be able to finagle any of Brooklyn’s Reinschweinsgebot into Philly. He said he’d try, but tells us, “We will be tapping a new Allagash beer soon that tastes like bacon, if that’s any consolation. It’s called Burnham Road sort of an Imperial Belgian Rauchbier, if there were such a thing.” Myerow expects to tap the keg soon, possibly by this weekend.
Bacon Beer Becomes a Reality, But Don’t Get Too Excited [Grub Street NY]