Karl Strauss is now on its 7th year of their 12 Days of Christmas series of holiday ales, and we had always planned on reviewing one of them at some point. When we saw Seven Sharks A-Circling, a smoked porter sounded mighty enticing.Read more
A dark strong ale, Porters were first produced in 18th century England. The name originated from its popularity among working class street and river porters.
Porters are a close relative to brown ales, since they are also brewed with brown malt, and stouts for their color and strength.
Obviously English Porter is the original, but there are also Irish, Baltic, and American variations.
Last fall we reviewed Avery’s other pumpkin themed monstrosity, Rumpkin. After that was released, Pump[KY]n started to hit shelves, but we were already onto winter beer reviews.Read more
Alpine Beer Company’s reputation has been built on their rock solid portfolio of make-you-drool hop forward IPAs. And rightfully so, since they are all amazing! But many seem to ignore the fact that Alpine can also brew other styles with the same excellence.Read more
Well, we finally found it… We’ve been on the lookout for a quality year-round, locally brewed and distributed, bold and delicious porter for quite some time now. Second Chance Beer Company’s Tabula Rasa Toasted Porter was the answer.Read more
When you buy a beer that advertises appealing flavors like cocoa and vanilla, you end up being disappointed if those flavors aren’t there. Luckily Tioga-Sequoia Sugar Pine Cocoa-Vanilla Porter did not suffer from that problem.Read more
Over the summer we drank an Epic Brewing Company Sour Apple Saison and really enjoyed it. So when it came time to select pumpkin beers for review, reaching for their Imperial Pumpkin Porter was an easy choice.Read more
This porter boasted a very dessert-like aroma. Its sticky sweet confectionary notes ranged from chocolate cake to caramel and toffee, with vanilla layered over the top.Read more
Mammoth Brewing Company prides themselves on being able to brew their beer with an ingredient most breweries don’t have at their disposal — fresh High Sierra water.Read more
We tried this porter a few months back, and really enjoyed it. After learning it won gold at the 2014 San Diego International Beer Festival, we wanted to re-visit this top award winner again.Read more
May the Port Be with You was billed as “A rebel alliance strong Porter.” And the force was definitely strong with this one.Read more