The Taste Test: Blind Tasting 24 Minnesota Porters

This black beer in my glass, is it a porter or a stout? What’s the difference, really? In my opinion a beer is one or the other mainly because the brewer says it is. With the exception of certain easily identifiable modern styles like Irish Stout, the sensory differentiations are fluid. The lines that separate … [ Read more]

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Lift Bridge and Red Cow release Cowlaboration No. 5 Coconut Porter

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. and Red Cow Restaurant & Bar released the fifth in their Cowlaboration series of beers on Saturday, October 23 at the restaurant’s three locations. The newest beer in the series is a 5.5% ABV coconut porter that was brewed in early October at the Stillwater brewery. For anyone who actively traded for Mounds … [ Read more]

Pitchfork Brewing’s Vanilla Rose Imperial Porter coming back this November

Pitchfork Brewing’s Vanilla Rose Imperial Porter will return this November. Being brewed Tuesday, August 16, owner-brewer Mike Fredricksen expects to release the seasonal on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, keeping with last year’s schedule. The imperial porter is first brewed as a high gravity English-style porter and is then pitched again with a Trappist yeast and 30 pounds of local … [ Read more]

Tallgrass Brewing Zombie Monkey coming all year round

There’s no rest for the undead. Tallgrass Brewing of Manhattan, Kansas, announced that Zombie Monkey is not only returning to markets in the upcoming weeks, but it will add the popular robust porter to its year-round offerings. “As the Zombie Monkie fanbase has continued to grow, it has become apparent that this combination of world-class … [ Read more]

Barley John’s packaging Dark Knight this fall, tapping kegs this July

Dark Knight, a perennial crowd pleaser at Barley John’s Brewpub in New Brighton is set to make its production debut in packaged form this fall at new production facility Barley John’s Brewery of New Richmond, Wisconsin. The bourbon aged, double fermented Old 8 Porter has been a fan favorite for years. Barley John’s is hosting … [ Read more]

How to get your hands on Bemidji Brewing’s award-winning double porter

Bemidji Brewing Company announced today it will be selling 500 750mL bottles of their GABF silver medal-winning Double Porter at their taproom starting 2pm on Friday, December 11. The porter will also be on tap starting that day. For more information, visit Bemidji Brewing’s website or Facebook page

Indeed Brewing Company Hot Box Imperial Smoked Porter

Indeed Brewing Company Hot Box Imperial Smoked Porter 9.0% ABV For this smoldering winter seasonal, Indeed teamed up with their friends at Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub in South Minneapolis. Hot Box is a robust porter aged on hickory-smoked poblano and jalapeno peppers, giving it a smoky, spicy, and subtly sweet flavor. With hints of roasted … [ Read more]

Bad Weather Brewing Company Ominous

Bad Weather Brewing Company Ominous ABV: 7.5% IBUs: 40 This dark brown ale is dangerously drinkable. The nose is dominated by fresh, aromatic cocoa nibs, and hints of caramel and toffee. Dark chocolate and bready malt are the primary flavors, giving way to coffee, caramel, and a bit of vanilla. It’s not overly sweet, and … [ Read more]