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Nerd Approved’s Oatmeal, Coffee, Bacon Stout: Breakfast In a Bottle

Bacon. Coffee. Beer.  Why not put these wonderful things together?

As an avid homebrewer that likes to tinker with extreme style beers, that’s the question I found myself asking. Make the base beer an oatmeal stout, add some high quality coffee and infuse with bacon—breakfast in a bottle. As I write this I am waiting for the sparge to finish up, so the process of creating the ultimate nerd’s beer is already well underway.

Over the course of the next month or so, I plan to document the progress of the beer, culminating in a taste test of the final product.

Given the flavor profile I’m going for here, I have to believe that this might actually taste pretty damn good. We’re talking a medium bodied stout with a rich coffee flavor, a hint of chocolate and bacon and the smooth mouthfeel that comes with brewing with oats. Plus you get a kick of caffeine and alcohol.

So, I’ll start sometime later this week with details on the brew day, and drop in over the next few weeks to keep you updated on the various steps as they happen. With any luck, this little experiment will churn out one crazy awesome bacon brew.

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