Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale
Rogue Ales/Portland, OR
It's been said that bacon makes everything taste better, and in this case Applewood Smoked Bacon helps round out the flavors of three types of smoked malt, pure maple flavoring, and Rogue's homegrown Micro Hopyard Revolution and Independent hops. But there's more going on here. The Voodoo Doughnut in the name refers to the bacon maple bar made by Oregon Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, who collaborated with Rogue Ales to create this beer. The syrup in the smoked beer is the very same syrup used in the signature doughnut. The smoked characteristics from the malt and bacon mesh with the sweetness of the maple, and may remind you of your favorite breakfast plate. Fans of rauchbiers (smoked beers) will want to try this one, and if you love bacon, all the more reason to challenge your palate. This beer is available at the brewery, several pubs in Portland and can also be purchased online through the Rogue website. If you're still feeling adventurous, try their Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale, a tribute to Elvis's favorite flavors.