To those from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or even Delaware, scrapple is a staple of the finest breakfasts. Showing how much they agree, Dogfish Head is releasing its Beer for Breakfast, which was brewed with 25 pounds of the mystery meat.
For the unaware, scrapple is a patty made of pork scraps (hence the word “scrapple”) and cornmeal, blended together with spices and served as a side to complete a deliciously unhealthy breakfast (or beer). It has become a sort of delicacy in the mid-Atlantic region.
According to Dogfish founder Sam Calagione, the Beer for Breakfast will have “the most diverse group of ingredients referencing the meal and its name. It’s sort of an ‘everything-but-the-breakfast-nook’ stout.” Other ingredients will include fresh Maple syrup from Massachusetts, barley smoked over Applewood for a bacon flavor, milk sugar, coffee from Minnesota, and the aforementioned scrapple.
Beer for Breakfast will make its official debut December 5, at a special happy hour event from 5-7pm. The release will be draft-only and limited to Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The event will be catered by Rapa Scrapple, the company providing the spotlight ingredient for the beer. According to the Dogfish Head website, they “will be serving scrapple pizza and scrapple eggrolls, among other tasty treats.” Profits from the happy hour will go to the charity Songs for Slim, to raise money for Slim Dunlap, guitarist for the Replacements. Dunlap suffered a stroke in early 2012.