Hot dogs and beer are synonymous with Coney Island. Nathan’s Famous is launching its first beer. For the launch of the drink, the famous American chain of hot dog restaurants partnered with the Coney Island Brewing Company.
Nathan’s beer is not brewed or tastes like sausage. Nathan’s Famous lager “is full of bright citrus and floral aromas and has a pleasant cracker malt profile on the palate, with a floral hop flavor.”
The beer is 5% alcohol by volume, which a Coney Island Brewing Company representative says is a nod to the original 5-cent hot dogs Nathan’s served when it first opened.
Nathan’s Famous Lager is sold in 4-count 16-ounce cans and on draft. It’s available for purchase now at Nathan’s flagship Coney Island location, Coney Island Boardwalk and Oceanside locations and Coney Island Brewery for a limited time.
A portion of the beer sales will go to a good cause. $1 from every pint, can or 4-pack of Nathan’s Famous Lager beer sold will be donated to the Alliance for Coney Island, an organization that advocates for the growth of local businesses in the community.
The combination of hot dog and beer may be a favorite of many and has inspired the creation of drinks. For those looking for a sausage-flavored drink, a Texas brewery released a limited-edition hard seltzer made from leftover hot dog water last July called “Bun Length.”
The hot dog-flavored drink was launched by Fort Worth-based Martin House Brewing Company. The brewery is known for its weird flavors, including Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer, Murph Juice, a BBQ Sauce Beer, Buffalo Wangz, a Wing Sauce Beer, and a Green Mustard Beer.
For those who crave the taste of the hot dog in a dessert, Oscar Mayer launched “Cold Dogs,” a limited edition sausage-shaped popsicle ice cream that has umami and smoky flavors.
To create the Cold Dog, Oscar Mayer partnered with Popbar, a frozen dessert company known for its artisan ice cream.