Pubcast 291 – Oh Porter, Where Art Thou?

We gather a panel of experts to review the other fall favorite, porters. Joining The Brit is Ken McMullen, head brewer at Hopvine, Chuck Fort brewer at Church Street, craft beer enthusiast Kevin Herbst, and national beer judge and font of beer knowledge, Mark Naski.

We find out about porters and their history, how to tell a porter from a stout, how the head helps determine the difference, and many other fun facts. Ken tells us how to add coffee to a brew, and why he likes to do it.  And we have an enormous amount of porters to get through, with one ringer that you might overlook on the shelf, and an extra from Chuck’s own brewery, which has a story behind it.  Then there’s the Wolfden Brewing beer that just didn’t get recorded…are they haunted?  It’s an extended show, but after this you’ll want to find a good porter for yourself!

Brews sampled:
Browar Zamkowy Cieszyn, Cieszyn, Poland, 1881, Baltic Porter, 9.5% ABV
Founders, Grand Rapids MI., Robust Porter, 6.5% ABV
Sockeye Brewing, Boise ID., Power House Porter, 6.0% ABV
Spiteful Brewing, Chicago IL., God Damn Pigeon Porter, 8.2% ABV
Crooked Fence Brewing, Boise ID., 3 Picket Porter, English Porter, 5.0% ABV
Miskatonic Brewing, Darien IL., Antsy Prole, Coffee Porter, 6.5% ABV
Barbarian Brewing, Boise ID., Persephone Porter, 5.5% ABV
Wolfden Brewing, Bloomingdale IL., Peanut Butter Nuzzle, baltic porter, 6.5% ABV
Church Street Brewing, Itasca IL., Cronenbier, BA imperial vanilla porter, 10.1% ABV

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