Bayou Teche Brewing is releasing a limited edition beer named Cajun Breakfast Stout - but it doesn't feature the breakfast items that typically come to mind.
The beer has a boudin flavor, giving the brew an Acadiana touch. It's also brewed with coffee and cane syrup.
Owners of the brewing company say usually, companies craft a breakfast stout with products like maple syrup, donuts, or bacon. But the Bayou brewers chose to use "the most Cajun breakfast item that they could think of."
"We thought, hey, if there's going to be a Cajun breakfast, you're going to have to have boudin and coffee in it," said owner Karlos Knott.
The beer is brewed with locally roasted organic coffee.
"We're pretty sure that this is the first beer to ever include boudin in its recipe," said brewmaster Brian Broussard.
The boudin was added twice during the brew day, once in the mash, and also towards the end of the boiling of the unfermented beer. Broussard added that the beer includes a bit of lactose sugar. Lactose is an unfermentable sugar which leaves an enjoyable residual sweetness in the Cajun Breakfast Stout Beer.
Knott explained that inspiration for the brew came from memories of their childhood. He said they'd often go fishing with their dad and uncles in the Atchafalaya Basin, and on the way they'd stop to buy supplies at a little country store.
"They'd walk back to the car and laughingly tell us they had just bought a Cajun seven-course breakfast - a six pack of cold beer and a link of boudin. We thought it'd be fun to recreate that seven course breakfast in a bottle of beer."
The beer will only be available while supplies last. For more information, click here.