It's not something that you'd ever consider or think about....a breakfast beer. This week...there is a brewery in New Zealand which will launch what they term a "breakfast beer". It's a cherry-flavored beer with 5.5 percent alcohol. The advertisements center on the term "breakfast beer" and this has distressed a number of fine outstanding folks.
I stopped and pondered over this. Naturally, in Bama....there really isn't a tendency to get up....fry some eggs and bacon....dab a bit of jam over a biscuit....and top it off with a breakfast beer. We are awful dedicated to either orange juice or coffee. It's hard enough to convince some guy to try pineapple juice or some fancy tomato-flavor drink as part of the breakfast....but to suggest a beer with your bacon?
It'd be a hard sell. First, there's the local Baptist church folks who would get all peppy if they found out you were doing breakfast beer. Then you've got relatives who would get all excited....and probably want to visit your house and have breakfast with you....hoping you'd offer some breakfast beer to your guests. Then you got a guy or two from work who would want to stop by and drop down some greasy bacon and gulp a breakfast beer down fast.
What if this did take off? Would we add some vodka and orange juice drink next? Maybe toss down a rum and prune juice perhaps for Friday mornings?
I don't want to dash your hopes on this....but breakfast beer just isn't going to be a big seller....at least in my mind. Heck, it might even invite folks to talk with Dunkin Donuts to add a Jack Daniel's-creme flavored donut....and our tiny world would collapse on news of something like that.