Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast, the brewery’s essential breakfast beer, has been released in bottles.
You’ve heard of breakfast beers before. Typically it’s a stout brewed with coffee. Perhaps oats. Maybe even a little milk sugar (lactose). Yeah, Dogfish Head could do that too, but hey- that’s not very off-centered is it? This beer needs that little something extra. Bacon? Orange Juice? Nope. Scrapple.
If you aren’t from the northeast, strap in. Let us explain scrapple. It’s breakfast meat, akin to sausage. Scrapple is pork scraps seasoned with spices and held together with corn meal. The brewery uses Rapa Scrapple. Some of the best you can get. This is just the beginning of what this stout looks like.
Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast has a long list of ingredients. The most important meal of the day looks like this:
- Maple syrup from the trees at Northfield Mount Hermon High School (Sam Calagione met his wife there)
- Barley smoked over applewood
- Roasted Chicory
- Lactose (milk sugar)
- Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee
- Scrapple from Rapa’s Scrapple.
Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast is now available in 12 ounce bottles starting November 7th.
Dogfish Head’s Beer For Breakfast, aka Scrapple Beer, made a return to the Dogfish Head brewpub today. The meat infused beer made news when it was first released in December of last year.
Being from Delaware, I feel like I have to tell you everything else about Dogfish Head’s Brewpub Exclusive, Beer for Breakfast, before mentioning scrapple so you stick with me.
The brewery has re-released a breakfast themed beer (in the realm of Chicory Stout, brewed with Mexican coffee, licorice root and chicory) but this time they are going all in. Well, as far as ingredients are concerned. The ingredients rundown looks like this:
- Scrapple Beer contains maple syrup from the trees at Northfield Mount Hermon High School (Sam Calagione met his wife there)
- Barley smoked over applewood from Delaware’s Fifer Orchards (Bacon anyone?)
- Lactose (Milk. or milk sugar in this case)
- Coffee from The Bean Factory in St. Paul, Minnesota, added post fermentation.
- and 25 pounds of Scrapple from Rapa’s Scrapple.
Don’t know what scrapple is? As the name suggests, it’s pork scraps with spices and corn meal. It’s crazy good, don’t knock it until you try it.
Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast (a nod to The Replacements song, Beer For Breakfast) first debuted onDecember 5th, 2014 at a special Happy Hour. And well, again today.