For those not from New Jersey, I’ll break it down for you… New Jersey’s greatest contribution to America’s culinary landscape is a large tubular vessel of mystery meat. And, whether it’s called Taylor Ham or Pork Roll, depends on whether you reside in North or South Jersey.
Flying Fish Brewing Co. thought they’d show some State pride and, since their headquarters are south of the Raritan Bridge, created something called Pork Roll Porter. The 7.5% ABV brew is part of Flying Fish’s “Exit” series, in which a beer will pay tribute to an exit number off the New Jersey Turnpike… again, a Jersey thing.
Actual pork roll/taylor ham is used in the brew process to create aromas of cocoa and hints of chocolate, maple, toasted nuts and spice. It sounds like it would pair perfectly with a Taylor ham, egg and cheese on a roll… salt, pepper, ketchup. Sorry, Northerner here.