I’ve been trying to catch up on Cooperstown Brewing Company beers from my trip to the Hall of Fame back in July. I had or picked up four baseball-themed beers on that trip that weren’t from CBC. The first was the .394 Ale from AleSmith (Tony Gwynn’s concoction), the 2nd was Grand Slam Homerun Beer from the Vermont Pub & Brewery.
This is the 3rd one.
Brewery: Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT
Description: “A porter aged on cocoa nibs, graham cracker crumbs, and roasted marshmallows.” I’ve seen it called a brown ale and a porter in a couple of different places, and can’t remember exactly what the restaurant brewery had on their menu (it’s no longer available). To me it seemed like a porter.
Medium: Draft is the only way to get this beer. I got it in a mini howler on draft at the Prohibition Pig, which is a brewery & restaurant in Waterbury. After Cooperstown, I drove through Vermont, heading to Stowe, VT to check out the new Alchemist Brewery.
How it’s related to baseball: It’s named after one of the great quotes in baseball movie history, from the Sandlot. It’s appropriate, for 2 reasons. Pro Pig is known as much for the combination of great brews and great BBQ – and Ham Porter utters the quote. Second, they brewed it with graham crackers, cocoa nibs & marshmallow.
Ham Porter: Hey, Smalls, you wanna s’more?
Smalls: Some more of what?
Ham Porter: No, do you wanna s’more?
Smalls: I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?
Ham Porter: You’re killing me Smalls! These are s’mores stuff! Ok, pay attention. First you take the graham, you stick the chocolate on the graham. Then you roast the ‘mallow. When the ‘mallows flaming… you stick it on the chocolate. Then cover with the other end. Then you scarf. Kind of messy, but good! Try some!