Canadian brewery honors Robert Duvall with bacon-flavored beer

The Canadian bros who run Hogsback Brewing Company aren’t necessarily big fans of Robert Duvall’s Lieutenant Kilgore from “Apocalypse Now”. Pervasive as Kilgore’s “napalm” line may be in popular culture, the Ottawa foursome just digs punnery and bacon. Lots of bacon.

In their defense, the company’s name is Hogsback. And, on Friday, the glutton culture champs are unveiling a new draft, the Aporkalypse Now Oatmeal Bacon Stout “which proves,” Hogsback told local media, “everything tastes better with bacon.”

Well now that remains to be seen for some of us ‘Merikans, doesn’t it? But, until the gang in Ontario catapults a case or two to the cat house here in Brooklyn, I suppose all we can do is take the Hogsback website’s word for it.


Here’s the stout’s full description for those who take their sud seriously:

Look into the heart of darkness of this pitch black beauty. Take in the sweet caramel and roasted malty notes on the nose with a suggestion of the bacon goodness within. This full-bodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout trots out a bold, unbridled taste that comes from a unique infusion of local Ottawa Valley heritage-raised “Pork of Yore” fine bacon. Blending in roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has the perfect finish hinting of the fine swine contained within.

Mmm, I do love the smell of fine swine in the morning.

[Sun News/Hogsback]