The premise of this article: “Breakfast Beer: Cuz You’ve Been Sober For, Like, Eight Hours,” from D.C. Foodies is that breakfast beer should somehow match typical breakfast foods, eggs, pancakes, bacon, etc., etc. And so it offers up a few typical, although great, craft beer choices.
I would contend that coffee beers do not corner the market on breakfast beer selection.
One of my favorite breakfasts consists of Tamari eggs with Furikake. This light, yet salty and flavorful breakfast is a perfect match for Rogue Brewing Company’s Morimoto Soba Ale. And almost any variation of a seafood omelet can be a great match with this light and grainy beer.
Another great and underrated breakfast beer is the delightful Belgian-style tripel. The sweet malty tones are big enough for maple bacon, spicy hashbrowns, Belgian waffles, you name it.
One of my favorite Belgian-style tripels is Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels. Some call it the Champagne of beers, and I would have to agree.
Both of these beers are available at Worden’s Market or online.