One of the more interesting beer related concepts I have read about this year is the concept of Beer Breakfasts.
Yes – Beer breakfast.
If we can have champagne breakfasts, why can’t we can have beer breakfasts.
Sure, if your idea of beer is a dry and bitter thin bodied lager, then yes, the idea of a beer breakfast sounds bad.
But full bodies ales have palates that carry flavours not unfamiliar at the breakfast tables of most people…fruit; syrup; chocolate; espresso. A quality ale that carries such tastes could easy sit at a breakfast table alongside a plate of Bacon & Eggs, pancakes or French Toast.
This year has seen the 2 beers hit the Australian and New Zealand market, produced specifically with breakfast in mind.
The first of these beers is the Moa Breakfast Beer – which is described on the Moa website as “a blend of premium wheat malt, floral Nelson hops and cherries. A very refreshing and fruity lager specifically designed as a European-style breakfast beer but more commonly enjoyed as a mid-afternoon beverage here in New Zealand. Although not always.”
The other breakfast beer is Aussie brewed – by the guys at Bridge Road and is called the Smokey Breakfast Lager. They saying the following about it on their website: “To celebrate our 500th batch of beer we decided to have some fun and throw together a bit of a dogs breakfast, a smokey breakfast lager. Breakfast is a big part of our day at the brewery, enjoyed between ‘mash in’ and ‘the boil’. We have included many of our favourite breakfast foods in this beer; aside from smoked malt from Germany, we also added Carmen’s muesli, fruit toast, Zoi coffee, tea leaves, Beechworth Honey and maple syrup”.
A review of the Smokey Breakfast Lager can be found here.
All this sounds good to me – I want in.