What happens when you combine the pork craze (that doesn't seem to be going anywhere) with the current craft beer mania? Pork Soda! To be exact, it's beer. (Not to be confused with the song by Primus.)
Chicago's Goose Island Brewery and Longman & Eagle Restaurant have teamed up to make this unique brew that's causing quite a stir in the craft brew and culinary scene in The Windy City since its release earlier this month. This "Pork Soda" is a 7.5% ABV, Belgian Double IPA "brewed with huge amounts of Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra hops."
The name is somewhat misleading, as it would suggest that the beer has the flavor of pork or bacon, and neither establishments' websites were clear of the flavor profile. From the only tasting notes I could find, on Beer Advocate, it seems that it is meant to be paired with pork dishes and does not contain pork flavoring. Regardless, it sounds delish.
Unfortunately, it's only currently available at Goose Island's Clybourn Brewpub and Longman & Eagle — but here's to hoping that they decide to bottle and distribute it!.
Watch the video below to see how Pork Soda was created:
Information via Huffington Post Food. Image via: Longman & Eagle Blog.