You’ve heard of comfort food. Meet comfort beer. Back Forty Peanut Butter Porter is easily one of of the best can designs we’ve seen in 2016.
The Gadsden, Alabama based brewery took a porter and aged it on roasted peanuts. They call it comfort food. It really is comfort beer. You see, it’s not easy to brew with anything fatty or oily. Oil destroys the surface tension of bubbles. No bubbles means flat beer. Execution and nuance is key.
It’s creamy, it’s big, it’s just what it sounds like. Brewed with crushed peanuts and a malt bill thick enough to slather on some bread, Peanut Butter Porter belongs on your grocery list right next to the jelly, bananas & bacon.
Back Forty Peanut Butter Porter is a little sweeter than other peanut butter beers out there, which we think is a good thing. It’s a freaking 10.5% alcohol by volume porter with a nutty peanut butter finish. While it’s not just like eating a peanut butter sandwich, it’s definitely not just a beer either. There is truth in the name: Peanut Butter Porter. Plus A-MAZING packaging.
Back Forty Peanut Butter Porter is available now in 12 ounce cans. Don’t worry, there’s no crusts here.
Availability: 12oz Cans
Debut: November, 2016
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Back Forty Brewing (Gadsden, AL) will soon join the can revolution with initial offerings of Naked Pig IPA and Truck Stop Honey in 12oz cans.
As with others offering craft beer in cans, the usual reasons apply. Benefits of aluminum vs. glass, the fact cans are allowed more places, etc.
The initial offerings will be available starting in March. Later in the spring, look for Freckle Belly IPA and Fence Post Session Ale. to join the initial offerings.
The Back Forty Brewing can lineup will be available in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
It’s cold in the south, and Back Forty Beer Company (Gadsden, AL) has a beer to help warm you up. Scotch Ale,their latest seasonal, is back on shelves.
“Our winter seasonal Scotch Ale was created for those cold Southern nights. The full body and unique blend of spices does a great job of keeping you warm.” said Jason Wilson, founder and president of Back Forty Beer Co. “It’s also a great complement to hearty winter meals.”
Scotch Ale rounds out the brewery’s four seasonal releases, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The brewery also teamed up with Chef Chris McDonald of Huntsville, Alabama’sThe Bottle to create a mussels recipe you’ll want to try at home.
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Winter seasonal
7.5% ABV, 26 IBUS
Blue Hill Bay Mussels with Back Forty Beer Company’s seasonal Scotch Ale
1 pint Back Forty Scotch Ale
2 pounds Blue Hill Bay mussels
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot- minced
2 cloves of garlic- peeled and chopped
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 fresh bay leaves
1 orange- juice and zest
2 tablespoons soft butter
Pinch of sea salt and crushed red pepper to taste
Over medium heat add the olive oil, shallots, garlic, bay leaves and thyme to the sauce pan and sauté until translucent. Add the mussels and stir to coat well. Add in the Back Forty Scotch Ale, orange juice and zest and cook covered for 5 to 7 minutes. When the mussels have opened, transfer them to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon. Add in butter and allow the cooking liquid to reduce for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the reduced liquid back over the mussels and serve with toasted pretzel bread.
Back Forty Beer Company (Gadsden, AL) will be releasing two seasonals before the summer officially begins – Peach Wheat and Fence Post Session Ale. Peach Wheat speaks for itself, but Fence Post a fun, easy drinking unique offering. The base beer is a kolsch, fermented with an American ale yeast. The result is a low ABV, summertime session beer.
Fence posts have been used for centuries to keep people apart. But in the Deep South fence posts bring people together. They’re a place where neighbors and friends can take a break and chat for a while. So finish up your shift and MEET US AT THE POST!
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: June, 2013
Back Forty Beer Company is ready to release the first seasonal of the year, Peach Wheat. The wheat beer features peaches brewed in Chilton County, Alabama. A great warm weather drinker. Look for it 22oz bottles.
Style: American Wheat Ale (w/ Peaches)
Availability: 22oz bottles. No draft
Release: Mid-May, 2013