Genuine Optimism American Porter
For many reasons, 2020 was a rough year for everyone. As a brewery we have watched our industry and patrons face enormous struggles. We’ve watched our favorite dining establishments, entertainment venues and bars close their doors, some permanently. However, as we stand at the gates of 2021, we are excited for all the potential that the new year has to bring!
To celebrate that excitement, we’ve crafted “Genuine Optimism” American Porter. Crafted with American malted barley and a blend of American and British specialty malts, this robust porter was hopped in the kettle with Northwest grown Nugget, Columbus and Centennial, as well as an addition of brown sugar.
Fermented with our house ale yeast “Genuine Optimism” is 6.5% ABV and clocks in at approximately 50 IBU. Pouring pitch black with a dark tan head, the nose erupts with notes of roasted coffee and baker’s chocolate with hints of pine and dark fruit from the hops. A full and rich mouthfeel coats the palate, with a pleasant hoppy bitterness. The taste follows with a ton more chocolate and coffee character, as well an earthy floral character and tinge of hop resin.
Each sip finishing smooth and satisfying – it’s the beer to start the new year!