A First Taste of Hogwash

At the beginning of July, I posted an interview with Sean Wilson, founder of Fullsteam Brewery, about the brewery’s Hogwash porter.  Not only was the interview thoroughly enjoyable, but Sean was kind enough to invite the Rib Rabbi and me to attend a recent “Thank ‘Cue” event at Fullsteam’s future location, a funky brick warehouse very near the old Durham Athletic Park of Bull Durham fame.

I am happy to report that, despite my initial skepticism that a porter would be too heavy to complement barbecue well,  Hogwash pairs well with ‘cue.  It is a refreshing, subtly hickory-smoked and easy to drink porter that makes good on its name’s promise of washing down hog.  I’m looking forward to Fullsteam’s opening toward the end of this year or early next year, and I’m already daydreaming about pairing Hogwash with samplings of my favorite Eastern- and Lexington-style barbecue.  Ah, beer and pork, what more could a BBQ Jew desire?

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  1. I’m a year out of date, but I managed to meet Sean last night at The Flying Saucer, where Fullsteam was debuting a couple of its beers. Sadly, the Hogwash was not offered but I did enjoy the El Toro cream ale and the Summer Basil farmhouse ale. Good stuff!

    Sean told me there would be ‘cue and Hogwash on the patio at TFS on Saturday, August 7, 2010, beginning at 4:00 p.m. on. The ‘cue will be served up all day by “famous pitmaster Mike Thor” (per the Flying Saucer website http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/raleigh/).

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