From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Pacific Northwest Porter”. The beer pours a very deep black with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, smoke, caramel and earth. The flavour is of smoke, ash, roasted malts, caramel and a big hit of bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 32. Once a gain Kevin Emms has made a very tasty brew and should be picked up if you see it. Granville Island Brewing is owned by Molson.
From Powell Brewery in East Vancouver comes their “Murder” a Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter aged for 24 months in American oak. This was a single barrel release. The beer pours a very deep brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of vanilla, bourbon, oak, milk chocolate, caramel, creamy and sweetness. The flavour is of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, oak, mild roasted malts, dark fruits, sweetness but with a dry finish and some alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 11.2%. I am not sure if it needed 24 months but it sure didn’t hurt this one at all. I really enjoyed this porter.
Commercial Description: Murder is a special version of their Dive Bomb porter that has been aged for 24 months in American oak bourbon barrels. The end result came out at a massive 11.2%. Murder will be available at the brewery only on Wednesday December 13, 2017 and there will only be 28 cases available.
From Penticton BC’s Tin Whistle Brewing comes their “Chocolate Cherry Porter”. The beer pours a dark brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of cherry, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, toffee and sweetness. The flavour is of chocolate, roasted malts, cherry, toffee, caramel, earth, bitterness, coffee with a sweet finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%. Once again this beer seems to have changed up a bit from last year. This beer would go amazingly as a winter time dessert. Maybe add some ice cream.
Commercial Description:Deliciuos dark beer made from fresh cherries and cacao. It’s combined with rich chocolate barley and subtle hopping. It’s a new limited edition winter beer especially for the Christmas season.
From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter”. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, lactose and vanilla. The flavour is of roasted malts, bitter coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, lactose, salt and some ash and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at a cool 6%. This beer sounds like it would be really sweet but it is only lightly sweet and really tasty on a cold day.
Commercial Description: The Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter joins our Trailblazer Series; a single batch limited release line that is here today, gone forever (once we sell out of our first and only batch). You can find the new brew NOW, for a limited time in the tasting room (in flights, pours, growler fills and 650 ml. bottles) and in select Private Liquor stores, restaurants and bars.
From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Ashore Rye Porter”. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a light brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and rye. The flavour is of roasted malts, chocolate, mild coffee, nuts, earth, mild ash, caramel, rye and some mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.1% with an IBU of 32. I really enjoyed this Porter and I look forward to picking it up again.
Commercial Description: A twist on the traditional brown style porter, a portion of malted Rye is added which gives a spicy finish, chocolate flavors with hints of nuts and lightly roasted coffee make this a sessionable dark ale. We use only the finest British and local ingredients.