A Baltic-style porter that blends a strong English porter with a Germanic lager approach, fairly robust – this strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar. Black, Roast, Chocolate.
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Imagine yourself stepping out of the pilot house onto the pitching deck of a merchant ship plunging through the frigid Baltic Sea night. Squinting against the grey black horizon you spy in the distance the odd sparkle and glimmer; the far away lights of the Baltic port of Danzig are bidding you welcome. Tonight you will feast on dark rye bread and smoked pork sausage, all washed down by the famous strong black lager of the region, the Baltic-style Porter.
- Hops: Northern Brewer, Tettnang
- Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Brown, Chocolate Wheat, Caramel, Cara-fa
Our most award-winning beer, Robust Porter honors the dark, full-bodied ales that were a favorite of dockworkers and warehousemen (hence the name “Porter”) in 19th century London, where the style originated.
It’s a good bet that when Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick sat down for a pint, his beer would have been very similar to our Robust Porter. This smooth, deceptively drinkable beer features an assertive hop profile which accentuates signature flavors of coffee and dark chocolate.
- Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Carastan, C-120, Special B, Chocolate, Carafa II DH
- Hops: Bittering: Magnum, Flavoring: Cascade
- Yeast: American Ale
DARK AND BOLD — FROM THE HINTERLAND TO YOU
Indigenous to northern Europe, Baltic Porters historically stem from the shipping of British porters to the Russian hinterland. Unlike their British cousins, Baltic Porters are often brewed with lager yeast, which is the tradition we follow. Big & bold, with flavors of coffee, dark fruit & raisins, this black beer is smooth as a chocolate swirl.
- Yeast: Old Bavarian Lager
- Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, Caramunich, Carahell, Carafa II DH
- Hops: Sterling