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?