If you want to enjoy a libation for your first meal of the day, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has just the thing you have been looking for next week.
That is when the Milton, Del.-based brewery will be releasing Beer for Breakfast, a 7.4 breakfast stout brewed with coffee, maple syrup, scrapple and spices before having more coffee added.
“The iconic star of the Beer for Breakfast stout is Rapa Scrapple – a classic Mid-Atlantic staple to the most important meal of the day,” reads the press release. “Scrapple is affectionately described as an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ type of meat as it’s a patty made from pork scraps, cornmeal and spices.”
The stout was originally released as a draft-only option in Dec. 2014 to commemorate one of Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione’s first beers named Chicory Stout, a breakfast-themed beer brewed with Mexican coffee, chicory, and licorice root. However, that version of Beer for Breakfast came in at a higher 10 percent ABV and included maple syrup harvested from trees at Northfield Mount Hermon, the school in Massachusetts where Calagione and his wife Mariah first met.
According to a press release, Beer for Breakfast will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be available on retailer’s shelves across Dogfish Head’s distribution footprint in “limited supply” starting on Nov. 7.
Update (Nov. 1, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date and packaging information. It was originally published on Aug. 11, 2016.