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Hardee's is brewing up something new: beer

The quick-service brand has partnered with Southern Grist Brewing Company to create the new biscuit-flavored drink


Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.

Today, we’re talking about Hardee’s new beer.

Hardee’s is teaming up with Southern Grist Brewing Company to launch a beer inspired by, and containing the quick-service chain’s biscuits. Strawberry Biscuit Ale was made by adding 200 pounds of Hardee’s Made from Scratch Biscuits, plus some strawberry purée, to wort — the combination of water, malt, yeast, hops and sometimes other flavorings that is fermented into beer — to make 465 gallons of the brew. The launch is timed to coincide with National Biscuit Month, which is September. Other beers currently on offer by Southern Grist include one made with Snickers candy bars, beers with pie-inspired ingredients, and a milk stout made with coconut.

Senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn has more on the story.

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