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August 19, 2009

Bacon ... beer?

Oh snap! Alexander D. Mitchell IV just threw the glove down. He thinks this new beer from Brooklyn Brewery might be better than all the bacon stuff (gummy bacon, bacon vodka, etc.) I've blogged about.

I actually kind of agree with him -- it just might. We shall see.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:29 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


brooklyn brewery is quality beer, so there's a chance it won't suck.

So after years of trashing Dogfish Head about extreme brewing, Brooklyn comes out with one of its own?

Ummmmm.... Jed, as I recall, Brooklyn started making its 10.1% Monster Ale barleywine in 1999. Is that "extreme" enough for you?

I think Brooklyn does very well making a wide diversity of styles, and might not be so much "trashing" Dogfish for making "extreme" beers, but perhaps for relying so heavily on the category to sustain its business and publicity. There's no shame in making a not-as-extreme Local 1 Saison, a beer I'm actually more likely to order (especially this time of year) than most of Dogfish's line-up, given the opportunity.........

There's a very good possibility it will be good.

Brooklyn Brewery makes very good beer. Garrett Oliver (brewmaster / beer God @ Brooklyn Brewing) knows his sh*t and I can't remember ever having a bad beer from their craft brewery.

Sure this one doesn't sound *too* appealing (personally, I think the bacon craze is retardo), but I'll certainly try it.


I don't dislike Brooklyn Brewery, I actually love it. I go there every time I'm in

I just didn't like Garrett Oliver's attitude in the New Yorker towards Dogfish's 'extreme beers,' since, as you noted above, they are and have been making them as well.

My name is Bobcat Goldthwait, I am the self proclaimed god god of Baltimore Beer....I will ruin any beer week this city tries to have....EHHEHEhehhehehh I'm a jerk when it comes to beer.....ehehehehhe... I lost my job. No, I didn't really lose my job. I know where my job is. It's just, when I go there, there's this new guy doing it.

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