While they aren't the first brewer to introduce the idea of beer for breakfast, Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast Stout does break the mold with their choice of ingredients. This 7.4% stout includes coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, and the Mid-Atlantic breakfast staple, scrapple. Made from cornmeal, spices, and pork scraps, scrapple adds a unique element to this stout that is great with the most important meal of the day — or any meal for that matter.
There was a time not too long ago when beer and food pairings didn't go much further than a Bud and a hotdog. But as the culinary world has embraced craft beer, the options and selections have grown quickly. Creature Comforts Epicurious Beer is a testament to that expansion, brewed with chefs — both professional and home cooks — in mind. Creature Comforts consulted with chefs in the Atlanta area for feedback during the process and the result is a versatile, Belgian style table beer that is a welcome addition to just about any meal.
There aren't very many lambic style beers in the U.S. that can stand up to the ones over in Belgium. But there's a small Geuzeria that popped up in Wisconsin that is churning out sours that are rising in popularity. Bosbes is one of the releases from Funk Factory Geuzeria, and is a blend of lambics that were aged in used french oak wine barrels for 18-24 months. Then, it's re-fermented with two pounds per gallon of blueberries for 6 weeks. The result is funky and sour, but approachable with a balance that shows plenty of promise for this upcoming brewery.