Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Taste 9/29/09

We'll be tasting three Porters today at the Tuesday Taste. The was named for the street and ferry porters from London who fell in love with the dark, rich ale. One of the earliest references to the style is from the 1700's about a longer aged and darker version of a brown ale. The agreed upon style range for Porters has a SG of 1.040 to 1.052 and IBU's between 18 and 35. Come join us between 4:30 and 7:30 on Tuesday, September 29 to sample the fine Porters below:

Alaskan Baltic Porter: Alaskan Brewery's high end, high alcohol seasonal. Pours a thin tan head with chocolate malt, cherry and licorice flavors.

Avery New World Porter: A traditional black porter, with a surprise twist - it's dry-hopped!! We've expanded the porter category a bit, adding a delightful, dry hop aroma to blend with the sweet caramel and chocolate characteristics of a Robust Porter.

Fullers London Porter: Fuller’s London Porter captures the flavours of those original brews perfectly, although you won’t find a cloudy pint these days! Rich, dark and complex, at 5.4% ABV the beer has an outstanding depth of flavour. It is brewed from a blend of Brown, Crystal and Chocolate malts for a creamy delivery balanced by traditional Fuggles hops. The range of flavours works well with a wide variety of foods, ranging from rich meat dishes, to oysters, and even chocolate puddings.