First there was scrapple beer, a concoction whipped up by Dogfish Head that not only featured my favorite breakfast meat but also was named after a song by The Replacements.
Not to outdone, another regional brewer – New Jersey's own Flying Fish, located a hop, skip and a jump from where I spent the first 30 years of my life – has announced a Pork Roll Porter as part of its trio of specialty brews rolling out next month. (And, for the record, let it be noted that it's called "Pork Roll" Porter, not "Taylor Ham" Porter.)
Other flavors include a Exit 5 Sour Forage Beer made with pine needles (a nod to the Pine Barrens?) and an Exit 14 Imperial Pilsner whose impressive 8.5% alcohol content must be a nod to, uh, getting loaded in the Garden State?
Hoping one of these days they come up with an Exit 63 LBI Stout made with local clam shells a la 21st Century's awesome Hog Island Stout (which I finally found the other day after a long absence on local shelves).
Read the complete Philly Voice article for more details on the release and check out Flying Fish's page on the brew.