Topic Archives: American Porter
Deschutes Black Butte XXIII
This beer was first released in 2008 as Black Butte XX to celebrate Deschutes Brewing’s 20th Anniversary. Based off of their flagship beer – Black Butte Porter, each year this celebratory ale is just a little different each time.
2011 brings the big edition of porter with cocoa nibs, oranges, & natural flavors. 25% of the beer has been aged in bourbon barrels.
Typically released on draft and 22 oz bombers in June each year.
Cigar City Milk Porter
Rogue Double Mocha Porter
Rogue Brewing (Newport, OR) has released the first of 3 beers in the “Double” series in 2011. This first release is a double edition of Rogue’s “Mocha Porter” that won back to back golds in the World Beer Championships.
Double Mocha Porter is a huge mouthful of malt and hops, with notes of bitter rich chocolate. This porter is the creme de la creme.
Style: American Porter
Malts: C-120, C-150, Kiln Coffee, Black, Chocolate and Rogue Micro Barley Farm’s Risk
Taste Expectations: Bit of roasted coffee, mixed with cocoa & bakers chocolate. Flavors balance well. This porter isn’t too dry.
Availability: 750 ML Bombers. Painted, capped. Draft. Seasonal Release.
Fun Fact: Double Mocha Porter has made a small appearance in 2008, not shipping to all Rogue markets…
NEW RELEASE: Mikkeller Chipotle Porter
Mikkeller released this beer in the United States earlier this year, and at launch pretty much all in Texas. That’s where this beer took on the name Mikkeller, Texas Ranger. Its an American porter brewed with chipotle peppers. Now anyone that went to SweetWater Brewing’s Brew Your Cask Off found out quickly that brewing with chili peppers isn’t easy to do unless you know how to do it. Mikkeller on the other hand, knows how to do it. Love porters and heat? Look no further.
Interaction between the American hops, malt, the complex structure and the warming chili makes this porter a very special and very complex beer.
Look forward to tasting this cowboy beer.
Style: American Porter
Taste Expectations: Cocoa powder, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee . Its smooth & thick, with a touch of hops finishing with chili pepper heat. Its complex & fun.
Availability: 22oz Champagne bottles.
NEW RELEASE: Tokyo Black
Here is an interesting one. As the “can’ revolution grows in the United States, it’s not only U.S. craft brewers getting in the game. Tokyo Black just hit North America – all the way from Japan.
Tokyo Black is brewed in Nagano, Japan by the Yo-Ho Brewing Company. Their other offerings include an IPA, Organic saison, and a barleywine. After some serious Google translating ( and then trying to have it make sense) here’s the info on Tokyo.
“Black” Tokyo Confidential birth begins in the British ales. In England the rich dark personality of this beer is popular. The “Porter” was the first drink in the UK – the national beer. Savory flavor roasted malt and aromatic hops give off is now beloved the world has been far exported to Japan. But for us there is only one such dark can not be satisfied from the perspective of a beer fan. After the distance it the English porters travel to make it to Japan, the freshness is lost. Because the style is not found in Japan, we made it here. For us to drink.
Style: American Porter
Taste Expectations: Roasted dark malts. Coffee. Touch of dark chocolate. Hops are subtle. Malts are sweet. Nice & complex.
Availability: 12oz aluminum cans. Sold individually.
SweetWater Revives Exodus Porter!
SweetWater Brewing is bringing back Exodus Porter to the winter tackle box this season, joining 420, IPA, and Georgia Brown.
First brewed on Bob Marley’s birthday, This Legend-ary porter initially delivers distinct irie hop notes which transcend into rich waves of chocolate, creating a multidimensional taste experience!
Hops: Centennial and Golding Hops
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Chocolate, and Caramel Malts
Availability: 12oz bottles. Winter Tackle Box. Mid October – March. Seasonal.
Red Brick’s Vanilla Gorilla Headed for Tap Handles
Red Brick Brewing does barrel aging quite well. So well in fact, that their 15th Anniversary was a huge hit. A lot of Red Brick’s barrel aged offerings are not easy to come by. The brewery tours see these beers. However, “Vanilla Gorilla” Red Brick’s Porter, aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months. As an added bonus, vanilla beans from The San Francisco Herb Company were used. Vanilla Gorilla is a rare, tasty treat from Red Brick.
Hops: Fuggle, Apollo, Willamette
Malts: Roasted Barley, Flaked oats, chocolate malt, carapils
Where? There will be tappings all over the city. First place – Midway Pub for East Atlanta Village Pubcrawl, October 2nd.