|That says "Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale". Oh yes it does.|
Let me back up a couple days. My Facebook page was starting to fill up with photos of this VERY pink bottle and with the intriguing trifecta of words - Bacon Maple Ale. Perhaps 3 of the best words in the English language, and a very odd, but not unfathomable, combo. You got my attention, Rogue!
Fortunately, I spend more time at grocery stores than anyone else I know. I probably spend more time in one than you do, too. Today while I was spending time at the grocery store, I was approached by the Beer Specialist, who happened to be holding an unmistakably pink bottle. "WE HAVE IT", she declared, and pointed out something I had not noticed initially - Rogue had partnered with Portland favorite Voodoo Donuts to create this brew. Um, WOW.
I've been to Voodoo Donuts! And I've HAD their bacon maple donut! And I had some beer in me at the time! I spent several more hours at the grocery store, and grabbed a bottle on my way out.
Initial pre-opening impressions
The bottle is SO PINK. And BEST IDEA EVER.
I opened it
Actually smells like bacon! looks at ingredients It actually CONTAINS bacon. OMG.
Poured it, and drank it
Wow. Delightful flavor. Slightly sweet, but not a sugary way. A hint of smoky flavor. A bit of a bitter aftertaste, as you would expect from an ale. Overall, complex, interesting, and DELICIOUS with the pepperoni pizza I was eating with it. It allegedly also pairs nicely with doughnuts.