Bacon and beer (and shots of rye whiskey) go so well together.
I went to yet another great event at LivingSocial‘s 918 F Street – Bacon and Beer Tasting with Flying Dog Brewery and Founding Farmers. For $19, we were treated to four small bacon dishes created by Chef Joe Goetze of Founding Farmers, four beers from Flying Dog, and a shot of rye. Over the hour-long tasting, we were presented with various information on the beers and bacon dishes.
Here’s what we had:
We started off with the Snake Dog IPA (7.1%) and Turkey Bacon with Apple-Onion Confit with four-year Vermont Cheddar, followed by the Double Dog Double Pale Ale (11.5%) with BBQ Spiced Artisan Grilled Hickory Bacon.
After a short break, and a shot of rye, we started on the second course. Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout (5.5%) washed down Black Pepper Maple Glaze Apple Wood Smoked Bacon with Danish Blue Cheese, while Horn Dog Barley Wine paired well with the Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese-Stuffed Dates (my favorite – these were delicious).
Another great event at an excellent price. This tasting appeared to be extremely popular…I think LivingSocial was having a couple of tastings a day. As of the writing of this post, the deal is still available. You can sign up for it here.