I think today's Saturday, but I'm really not sure. As my mom has started saying, every day is "Blursday."
Whether this is a weekend or not, my parents decided to me to work while I'm home for quarantine and we spent the morning cleaning windows. And drinking beer.
Don't judge us too much, though - we had a Daylight Cravings Breakfast Stout from Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg. Since it's a breakfast stout, you've gotta drink it in the morning, right?
For a brewery that is known for some fantastic stouts, this one did not disappoint. The bottle describes it as a "Maple Bacon Breakfast Stout," and while I didn't get much of a bacon taste, there were definitely some notes of maple throughout the beer, especially in the aroma. The taste has all the flavors you expect from a stout - malty, sweet, etc. - but with some coffee and maple added in.
From the Brothers website: "We’ve jam-packed Daylight Cravings with all the sweet and savory flavors of a hearty country breakfast. Smoked malt and a drizzle of rich maple syrup impart the essence of your favorite cured meats, and as with any good morning meal, we’ve rounded off this beer with rich cold brewed coffee. A delectable pour as suitable to start a day as it is to end one."
Brothers also brews breakfast stouts in with flavors such as chocolate chip pancakes, hazelnut cream, coffee maple and blueberry donut. This particular version of the Daylight Cravings is made with coffee from Merge Coffee in Harrisonburg, and it makes for a great way to start a day full of chores.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.