Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bacon Beer and Belly Dancing


HOGWASH hickory-smoked brown porter
Bacon beer! We house-smoke malted barley over hickory wood, imparting a sweet, subtle smoke to our hickory-smoked brown porter. Depending on your comfort level with smoked beers, you may find Hogwash subtle or overwhelming. Try it with North Carolina barbecue for some smoke-on-smoke action, or go for the Trifecta of Awesome: bacon, beer, and chocolate! 5.5% ABV
Availability: YEAR-ROUND, mostly.*


Good copy, but they had me at "Bacon beer!" Sadly, we missed the "mostly" this time and settled for corn-brewed cream ale and a solid southern lager. Mighty fine fallbacks.

And, after a couple of pints, the strangest thing. A belly dance recital broke out.

Just shoot me now.


That's odd. This picture seemed in perfect focus when I took it.


* Text from the Fullsteam Brewery website. If you're ever in Durham, their sweet potato beer is amazing.

12 comments:

OneBugIsFake said...

Looks tentatively like I might be in Western NC for a few days in late November.

Mike Sepelak said...

Yeah. You hear there’s beer and belly dancing and suddenly you’re coming to North Carolina.

Keep me in the loop and we'll make something happen! I owe you for hosting that great Texas trip.

Mel Moore said...

Am I just getting old or is my "beer eyes" deceiving me?

Mike Sepelak said...

Yes, Mel.

Seth said...

Did you say Beer AND Bacon ??? I think I'm in heaven!!!

Mike Sepelak said...

Exactly, Seth. The food and the drink of the gods. Together. Heaven.

Steve Zakur said...

The struggle between revulsion and attraction to a bacon-beer concept is currently playing out in my brain. Fascinating.

Mike Sepelak said...

It is sort of hard to wrap your head around, Steve. Thankfully the belly dancing was an effective distraction from the inner turmoil.

MacLoosh said...

Hmm...a beer that causes sudden outbreaks of belly dancing? Sounds like the kind of thing a fella could (should) engage in with some regularity. As for the out of focus picture, at least you had the presence of mind to bring it back for the rest of us. Much appreciated.

Mike Sepelak said...

Thanks, Mac, for also considering this intriguing cause-and-effect relationship. As Steve put it, fascinating.

And no prob on the pic. My pleasure.

Sanders said...

Bacon beer and impromptu belly dancing...not a bad way to soak in the night!

I think NC is onto something...

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

Bacon Beer! Goes well with Bacon Popcorn and Bacon! Belly Dancer always a plus!