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Rogue (noun): A person or thing that behaves in an aberrant, faulty or unpredictable way. See also: Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.

Unpredictability is the name of the game for Bacon Maple Ale, as well as the inspiration for its creation. It??s one thing when liquors give a nod to foods and sweets, but beer? Rogue Ales has found the perfect way to go this route through its Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale.

The brew was inspired by the creations of Voodoo Doughnuts, a shop in Portland, Ore., that churns out some of the craziest and most creative doughnuts, such as the Captain My Captain, topped with Captain Crunch, or the Memphis Mafia, fried dough with banana chunks and cinnamon sugar covered in a glaze with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips on top.

This beer was influenced by the Bacon Maple Bar, a doughnut with maple frosting and bacon on top, and, according to Rogue, is best served with doughnuts and pork. It also comes in a Pepto-Bismol-colored bottle, making this drinking adventure even more fun.

Bacon Maple Ale is a smoked beer with a smoky flavor that comes from the use of malted barley dried over an open flame. In this case, Briess Cherrywood, Weyermann Beechwood and House-Smoked Hickory Malts impart the flavor, as well as applewood-smoked bacon and maple flavoring.



Brewed by: Rogue Ales, Oregon

Served at: Arena Bar & Grill,

Price: $5

Type: Smoked beer

Alcohol by volume: 5.60 percent

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