Posted in Beer, Food History, tagged Beer, D. Carnegie & Co., Entire Butt, Harviestoun, King Titus, Maine Beer Company, Old Engine Oil, Once Upon a Time, porter, Pretty Things, Salopian Brewery, stout on February 10, 2014 |
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L-R: Maine Beer Co.’s King Titus, Pretty Things’ Once Upon a Time 1855, Harviestoun’s Old Engine Oil, Salopian Brewery’s Entire Butt, and D. Carnegie & Co.’s Porter.
If there was a contest for most misunderstood beer style, the woebegone porter would probably win. IPA’s are perennial favorites, stouts are synonymous with winter, but porters are the forgotten little brother, constantly fighting for attention and respect.
A quick scan of beer literature (don’t worry, I did it for you) reveals a mess of confusion about exactly what the difference is between porters and stouts. A little more reading and you start to get to the bottom of it: there is no clearly delineated difference – in fact, it’s often in the eye of the beholder. (more…)
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Posted in Beer, Beverages, Producer Profile, United States, tagged Beer, Black Ops, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyner-Schneider, Jack d'Or, Local 1, Local 2, Long Trail Ale, Pretty Things, Stone Pale Ale, Summer Ale on April 15, 2010 |
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I was never much of a beer drinker until I moved to England… There, I gradually came to appreciate the taste of beer when I accompanied colleagues to the pub for a post-work pint or when I would meet friends for an evening out. Still, I never bought beer and kept it in my fridge – it was just one of those things that I would occasionally have when I was out. Brooklyn Brewery changed that. (more…)
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