Archive for the ‘Porter’ Category

Captain Lawrence Smoke from the Oak, Apple Brandy

Friday, April 29th, 2011

If any of you have add Captain Lawrence’s Golden Delicious you know how good an ale soaked in these Apple Brandy Barrels.  So of the Smoke from the Oak Series, their Apple Brandy version is the one I’m looking forward to the most!  It even sounds cool, Apple Brandy Barrels and this is Scott Vaccaro’s decided to use Apple Brandy Barrels, “I have to tell you, it is getting harder and harder to find new and exciting barrels to age our Smoked Porter in.  This one was simply dumb luck smacking me in the face as I perused the shelves at my local liquor store.  Apple Brandy has been produced in this country for centuries, so why not age our full bodied Smoked Porter in freshly emptied barrels from one of America’s oldest distilleries.”

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Brewery Ommegang Porter (Sorta)

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I’m lucky enough to be on Ommegang’s beer list and occasionally they send me beer to check out.  The last box I received from them had two bottles from their “Exclusive Beers” line.  As far as I can tell these are pilot/test batches that they are looking for feed back on.  The first one was the Zwaar Blonde that my family shared with thanksgiving dinner and the other was this Porter (sorta).  this beer was brewed about a year ago and bottled about 10 months ago.  After drinking the Zwaar Blonde last week, I’m really excited to try this porter.  As some of you know, Porter is one of my favorite styles.

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Tyranena Benji’s Smoked Imperial Porter with Chipotle Peppers

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

This beer comes to me from a great beer guy, Jason over at BarleyPopMaker. The two things I always ask him to send me are New Glarus and the Tyranena’s Brewers Gone Wild beers. Jason had previously sent me a wicked Rye, Bitter Women in the Rye (Awesome Beer), so in this trade he sent me Benji’s Smoked Imperial Porter with Chipotle Peppers.  Now, I’m a huge fan of smoked beer and chili’s, but at the same time don’t want my lips to go numb while drinking a beer.

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Captain Lawrence Smoke from the Oak, Batch #4

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

On May 8th Captain Lawrence released Smoke from the Oak through their brewery, but lucky me, it was after I went dry for the month of May.  Did that stop me from getting to the brewery to get my allotment of this beer? HELL NO!

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Founders Porter

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I love porters, I have said it before, and I’ll say it again.  Love drinking them and have crafted a couple of homebrew recipes around the style.  The Founder Porter is my latest stop on my Porter tour.  Coming from a good lineage of Founders dark beers, KBS, Breakfast Stout, and Imperial stout, I’m expecting this to be another good brew.founders_porter2

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Beer Review: Stone Epic 090909

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

OK, OK, I know I’m not supposed to drink this for another 800 years, but I bought 2 bottles, so it’s ok!  Right on the label Stone says it is designed to be drunk after 2012, so where probably talking about a really hoppy malty beer.   Stone describes this as a “Belgian style Imperial Porter”, yeah it’s a mouth full.  This is the 8th beer in Stones Epic Vertical series.  I bet in 2012 there are going to be some pretty killer vertical tastings of all 11 stone beers, but that is a couple years down the road.stone_epic09_2

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