Category Archives: Porter

Dark Dancing

Zywiec Porter : Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) : Porter (Baltic) I love the folk dancers.  A happy spirited crew, light on the feet and seemingly ready raise a glass.  My wife is a folk dancer.  I love the Poles, a … Continue reading

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It’s my birthday, so I get to review two brews. Pleasantville Smoked Porter : Captain Lawrence Brewing Company : Porter (Smoked) My friend Lori brings in a growler of Captain Lawrence’s Smokey Porter all the way from Brooklyn.  It’s only … Continue reading

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A Trip that was Bound to Bolt

Silk Porter: Hoppin’ Frog Brewery: American Porter Maybe it’s ten degrees out. The 2 is running local and it drags forever to hop over to Brooklyn.  Drops us off a stop before our station, due to construction on the line.  … Continue reading

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Organic Porter: Butte Creek Brewing: Porter (Editor’s note:  my friend Gerry has rightly corrected my recollection of the twins scenario.  Here is my updated version.) Back in high school, my friend Gerry was dating a set of twins, Dalene and … Continue reading

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One Bourbon, Skip the Scotch, and One Beer

Brown’s Whiskey Porter: Brown’s Brewing Company: Porter I visited Delaware when George Thorogood was still a desTROYer but only saw him later when he was doing the 50 states touring, traveling by cab and only playing joints that guaranteed they … Continue reading

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SAD Porter Twilight

Saint Bridget’s Porter: Great Divide Brewing Co: Porter Apparently the pour girl in question had the most amazing powers, as this story attributed to her suggests: “On another extraordinary occasion, this venerable Brigid was asked by some lepers for beer, … Continue reading

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Miscegenational Brewings

Ne’Tra Gal: Southern Tier Brewing Company: Black IPA “Easy to drink,” says my friend Genie. Perhaps too easy, I’m thinking. We are back at Copperfield’s for an impromptu department holiday party, and a beer like Southern Tier’s crazed mix of … Continue reading

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Brewing Revolutions

Washington’s Porter: Williamsburg AleWerks: American Porter I love this country and I love a good porter, but I doubt that old George himself was drinking one of these pints. While I have enjoyed drinking in the historic recreation of Williamsburg … Continue reading

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