Dogfish Head is known for their wild adjunct beers. But this takes the cake, er, scrapple? This draft-only exclusive beer is brewed with, you guessed it, scrapple. What is scrapple? Scrapple is a patty made of pork scraps, cornmeal and spices. For a brewery that brews some strange beer, this might be at the top. Check out more on it here.
From the Dogfish Head blog:
- Maple syrup harvested from the trees at Northfield Mount Hermon, the high school in western Massachusetts where Sam met his wife, Mariah.
- Barley smoked over applewood from Delaware’s Fifer Orchards, for that applewood, bacon-y aroma.
- Lactose, or milk sugar.
- For the quintessential Delaware touch, 25 pounds of a super-lean version of Rapa Scrapple’s famous recipe. Rapa, the world’s largest producer of scrapple, was started by brothers Ralph and Paul Adams in Bridgeville, Del., just down the road from Dogfish.
If you’re not from the mid-Atlantic, you might be scratching your head right about now and thinking, “What the heck is scrapple?” Well, scrapple is a patty made of pork scraps, cornmeal and spices, kind of like a cross between bacon and a sausage patty. In other words, it’s awesome.
(If you’re not from the mid-Atlantic, you might be scratching your head right about now and thinking, “What the heck is scrapple?” Well, scrapple is a patty made of pork scraps, cornmeal and spices, kind of like a cross between bacon, a sausage patty and a corn muffin. In other words, it’s incredible.)
- Last but not least, a special blend from The Bean Factory in St. Paul, Minn. The coffee, added cold press post-fermentation, is a nod to one of Sam’s all-time favorite bands, The Replacements, who hail from Minnesota and were a fixture on Sam’s radio every morning back in 1995 as he mashed in. The beer is also named for The Replacements anthem “Beer for Breakfast.”