Course: Appetizer
Beer Style: Winter Ales

Mad Elf Bacon

Mad Elf bacon combines everyone's favorite, bacon, and a delicious winter seasonal from Troegs Independent brewing and is a great appetizer to share at a dinner party.


1 12oz bottle of Tröegs' Mad Elf Ale 1 pound of bacon.


  1. Soak 1 pound of bacon in 12oz of Tröegs Independent Brewing's Mad Elf for 3 hours.
  2. Cut into small pieces about 4 inches long.
  3. Fry bacon just as you normally would.
  4. But wait, don’t throw away all of the bacon grease. Save some of that and freeze it. Next time you make homemade potato salad, heat up the bacon grease and dribble it over the salad. Will give the salad an awesome cherrywood smoke flavor.

More Collections

Recipe Collection

Taco Tuesday!

See Full Collection

Tacos make any day better, but especially Tuesdays. Beer is a popular addition to many fish batters as the carbonation creates a light and airy batter that perfectly highlights the light and flaky texture of fish. Fish is delicate, so remember to stick to lower ABV beers with lighter flavor profiles. Lagers, pale ales and session ales are a great choice when making …

Read More