Lots of people have accomplished missions once thought impossible, as evidence by Reinhold Messner & Peter Habeler managing to summit Everest without oxygen, and Tom Cruise managing to summit anyone taller than 5'1. Accomplishing the impossible task of making beer even more awesome, Odin's Smokey Bacon Ale.
Opened by a former marketing exec who brought his retirement plan forward 25 years when his last job, er, evaporated, Odin's a South Seattle nano-brewer that, in addition to its usual suds (the juniper berry infused Odin's Gift Ruby, and the not-quite-a-stout Odin's Fury Black Ale), is just now offering-up a smokey-tasting seasonal brew flavored with real bacon, which evolved out of a less successful first attempt at smoked beer, which proved impossible to lite. The pork strip beer gets its smokiness from peat-smoked malt (like Scotch producers use), its subtle baconness from slabs of cured-pig they BBQ on a grill right in the brewery before crumbling it into the boil, and was conceived as an alternative to an experimental seasonal porter they decided wasn't meaty enough, so clearly it wasn't a Hyundai Porter, as those things are huge. Seriously, look it up. The result is a super-drinkable unfiltered brown ale that's 6.0% ABV, with natural sweetness to off-set the bacon's fume-y flavor ("like breakfast when you pour maple syrup over everything"), plus caramel and coffee bottom-notes -- a relief as those usually read "Kick Me".
SBA's now available at Clever Dunnes Irish Pub and the Pub at Piper's Creek, plus it'll soon hit other drink-spots like Brouwer's Cafe, Quinn's Pub, The Iron Bull, and Naked City, something else that was once thought to be impossible, until the hippies discovered Green Lake.