It’s Friday, so grab your favorite six-pack on the way home from work or enjoy a new beer. Bombers are 22 fl oz bottles of beer that often contain a brewery’s elite or unique concoction. Like a good bottle of wine, they are great for sharing and sipping Stay tuned for periodic blasts of bomber Fridays.
If the name did not intrigue you, the pink bottle definitely should Rogue has been collaborating with Voodoo Doughnut, a Portland Doughnut shop, to make some funky ales. Probably evident by the name, Voodoo Doughnut makes all kinds of fun and crazy treats from doughnuts with cereal like fruit loops and captain crunch to the Arnold Palmer with vanilla frosting and lemonade/ice tea dusting. The Memphis Mafia, which is fried with banana chunks and cinnamon and then covered with a chocolate and peanut butter glaze, is the counterpart to this crazy ale.
The Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Ale by Rogue is made with lots of ingredients including actual chocolate, peanut butter and banana. This ale had a much lighter body than I expected. It was not heavy or even too rich. There were definite notes of chocolate and banana but I had a harder time tasting the peanut butter. This is something to enjoy on a special occasion It is a pricier bomber but I could not resist the bright pink bottle.
Before you stop reading because you have died and gone to heaven due to a cyber sugar overload, this ale made some fabulous pancakes I had wanted to do this with the previous Maple Bacon Voodoo Doughnut Ale but it got off the shelf before I could. These are not beers I could drink just any time but they are fun to try. The beer replaced the milk in this pancake recipe. I am still working on a beer syrup. I have made a couple attempts but nothing has been a winner yet. This beer syrup tasted very yummy soaked into the pancakes but when tasted alone it seems too strong. Regardless, the pancakes with the beer were a treat and I topped them with some brownie crumbles…OK, now you are thinking I am sounding a little crazy like that doughnut shop
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