How do you like your Waffle House? Scattered, smothered or with hops?
Two years ago, a Waffle House location became the first ever to sell alcohol. And now the beloved diner chain is getting an official beer as part of its collaboration with another Georgia-based outfit, Oconee Brewing Company. And yes, before you ask, it smells like bacon.
Waffle House Bacon & Kegs – its official name – is a red ale with a 6.5% ABV.
CHICK-FIL-A LAUNCHES ONLINE ORDERING FOR FULL MENU NATIONWIDE
The boozy collaboration reportedly came about in January after Oconee reached out to the multi-state chain, asking about working on a brew together. Thus the bacon-infused beer was born “as the first ever Waffle House beer,” Leslie Tillery, Oconee’s media director told Food and Wine.
The diner is getting boozy — but you can only get it at one place, and it’s not a Waffle House.
The cans feature a drawing of the iconic Waffle House restaurant, as well as the sign. The signature yellow is printed as a backdrop on the can that is adorned with, naturally, bacon strips and mugs of beer.
JAMESON WHISKEY OFFERING CHANCE TO WIN $5,000 ‘WHISKEY TREE’ FOR THE HOLIDAYS
“The beloved scent of bacon stands out from the typical medium hop aroma of a red ale,” the brewery wrote in the Facebook post. “The malty sweetness of the base beer blends perfectly with the salty, savory, and smoky bacon extract to create a delicious and unique beer. Bacon & Kegs pairs well with breakfast food items (obviously!) or can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, soon to be iconic beer.”
The cans will be available in six packs or draft exclusively at Oconee Brewing Company beginning December 18.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER