Breakfast doesn’t need to be basic. It can even be a little bit boozy. Brewmasters across the country (and around the world) are incorporating our favorite breakfast flavors and ingredients, including bacon, coffee and oats, into their beers. There was even a Pop Tart-inspired ale called Toaster Pastry made last year by San Francisco brewer 21st Amendment.
Now, we’re not suggesting you swap your morning oatmeal and berries for one of these beers; however, these are perfect for that midmorning tailgate or holiday brunch. Here are five breakfast-inspired beers to try this month.
Forget the Keurig. Enjoy your favorite part of the morning in a frosted glass. This stout is brewed with lots of coffee and chocolate, and then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year. Pair it with this bourbon bread recipe.
Photo: Courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
Breakfast isn’t complete without a little bacon, and what goes with bacon? Beer. Crack open one of these porters, and you’ll be hit with the smell of maple syrup and coffee. Pair it with this maple-smoked bacon recipe.
Photo: Courtesy of Funky Buddha Brewery
This oatmeal stout is blended with coffee to make a strong brew. If you love the taste and smell of a cup of joe, this beer is for you. Pair it with this apricot-orange baked oatmeal recipe.
Dark chocolate, organic flaked oats and crushed locally roasted coffee beans are brewed together to create a smooth beer. Pair it with this cinnamon roll doughnut recipe.
Photo: Courtesy of Haw River Farmhouse Ales
Your morning cuppa just got a serious upgrade. This coffee-flavored stout is blended with Narragansett’s bittersweet milk stout and Autocrat Coffee. It’s available during the winter months to keep you warm and toasty. Pair it with this poppy seed, prune and lemon coffee cake recipe.
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