OTTAWA, ON – Following quickly on this morning’s announcement of a brewing partnership between HogsBack Brewing and Broadhead Brewing comes word of the first beer to be released from the new collaboration – Aporkalypse Now Oatmeal Bacon Stout.
The beer is described in the following excerpts from the press release:
“For winter we were thinking of brewing a nice smooth Oatmeal Stout and thought what would be better than that?” says Paige Cutland, co-owner of HogsBack Brewing Company, “Then we thought… BACON – Bacon makes everything better!”
Blending roasted malt and oatmeal, this smooth, dark beer has a sweet caramel aroma and a rich and creamy unbridled taste that comes from a unique infusion of local bacon.
A lot of bacon was going to be needed. Over 13kg of high quality bacon would be needed for every 780 litre batch of beer brewed. That bacon would be fried up personally by Jerry, Paige, Mark & Frank – the owners of HogsBack, who looked no further than Pork of Yore. Pork of Yore pasture raises Tamworth and Berkshire pigs in the Douglas area of the Valley (about 100 km west of Ottawa) – and the bacon produced there is second to none.
Aporkalypse Now will be available exclusively on draught at select pubs and restaurants in Ottawa for the month of February. The official launch party will take place at The Heart & Crown (353-B Preston Street, Ottawa) on Friday February 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.