Bacon & Eggs

This past weekend was the 11th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest. This event showcases special beer creations that must be 8% ABV or higher. It may have been the name that significantly increased the popularity, but Bacon & Eggs by Pizza Port Brewing (California) was the beer to try. The name describes exactly the type of food to enjoy it with: breakfast. It smelt of pure coffee beans and tasted like coffee. The Bacon & Eggs Porter would be great with breakfast for dinner or at weekend brunch 🙂

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Just the other day, I saw delicious chocolate Bacon & Eggs pretzel snacks over at Lick the Bowl Good. Someone cleverly thought they would fit in at the beer festival this weekend so I got to try them!
The Girl Who Ate Everything does a St. Patty’s Day twist with Green Eggs and Ham.

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There was plenty of amazing beers which made the choices difficult. Some of my favorites were:

Whiskey Barrel Samaels (Avery)
Old Soul (Crazy Mountain)
Sentience (Crooked Stave)
Palate Wrecker (Green Flash)
Madrugada (Jolly Pumpkin)
Raspberry Beret (Mountain Sun)
Whiskey Barrel Aged Ten Fiddy (Oskar Blues)
Order in the Port (Pizza Port)
Poorman’s IPA (Pizza Port)
Pliny the Younger (Russian River)
Fishwater Double IPA (Telluride)
Whiskey Barrel Chilly Water (Trinity)

Well, now you’re thinking I don’t know how to pick favorites! Lol, but this just shows how many amazing beers were present!

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A lot of people have been going crazy in Colorado trying to get a taste of Pliny the Younger by Russian River. It was a very tasty, sweet IPA. There isn’t really another IPA that I have tried that compares. Pliny the Younger would be easy to sip in the warm summer weather.

Another popular beer with the most beautiful color was the Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Nectar. It was described as a light crisp mead with black raspberries. It was not a favorite of mine because it made me think of cherry cough syrup but many people enjoyed this one. It also tasted rather delicious mixed with the Oskar Blues Whiskey Barrel Aged Ten Fiddy.

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Though I could probably go on and on about all the beers, the only other one I want to mention specifically is the Whiskey Barrel Chilly Water by Trinity Brewing. It was like sweet chilly water that was delicious and SO easy to drink…it was like drinking water.

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States Represented: California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah

Breweries Presented: Allagash, Asher, Avery, Big Choice, Bootstrap, Boston Beer, Boulder Beer, Boulevard Brewing, Bristol, Cambridge Brewing, City Star, COOP Ale Works, Copper Kettle, Crazy Mountain, Crooked Stave, Deschutes, Dry Dock, Elevation Beer, Epic, Fate, Firestone Walker, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, Gravity, Great Divide, Green Flash, Grim Brothers, Jolly Pumpkin, Lefthand, Loveland Aleworks, Mountain Sun, New Belgium, Odell, Oskar Blues, Pagosa, Pizza Port, Brewery Ommegang, Redstone Meadery, Renegade, Rockyard, Russian River, Ska, Strange, Telluride, Trinity Brewing, Twisted Pine, Two Brothers, Upslope, West Flanders, and Wynkoop.

Music For Your Ears:

~Late in the Evening by Paul Simon

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17 responses to “Bacon & Eggs

  1. It is only 6:20 here, but the beer looks so good!! Later, way later 🙂
    But maybe the bacon and egg 🙂

  2. Can’t wait to read your review of a GF beer. I make mustard using Guinness but need a GF alternative for a family member. Depending upon the beer, this could be the answer. Yay!

    • Yes, hopefully I can get that posted later this week or next week 🙂 It is not a dark beer though so it wouldn’t really replace Guinness but it would give you a different flavor. So far I have only ever seen ciders or lighter beers as gluten-free. The dark flavors and color come from all the malts so it might be a little while before this can be created but I bet it will happen! Thanks John!

  3. Since I’ve gone gluten free beer is one of the things I miss the most! Glad I’ve found your blog Lilly Sue – I’ll have to just live vicariously through you! 🙂

  4. Great Post – what an interesting snack! I would love to hear about 3 of your favorite breweries, so I can add Colorado to my beer list. Let me know – Happy Monday:)

  5. The beers sound fantastic, I want to try all of them. The bacon and egg porter sounds great. Beer is so complex and it’s no longer just your Bud or Miller. Must say I really enjoyed the music, Paul Simon is hands down my favorite artist, genius!! Saw him a couple of years ago, BAM in Brooklyn did a month long Paul Simon retrospective with 3 different concerts from his beginnings with Art Garfunkel to present. I went to all 3 shows and it was amazing.

    • Ha ha that is awesome! Ya we were listening to a lot of Paul Simon this weekend so it was in my head 🙂 glad you enjoyed reading about the brews..they really have gotten so complex. Thanks!

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