Solidarity among beers
Originating in England in the 1700s, the Baltic Porter was an English Porter brewed stronger in ABV and flavor in order to survive a lengthy trip overseas. Originally brewed using warm-fermenting ale yeast, examples now sometimes will use cold-fermenting lager yeast instead.
A clear copper to opaque black in color, Baltic Porters generally have a fairly smooth feeling in the mouth and rich malt flavors and aromas. The malts are roasted (but not burnt) and impart chocolate, smokey, dark fruit, or caramel notes while the hop bitterness and flavors are low. Relatively high ABVs (around 10%) can also bring out fruit-like flavors.
Best served at cellar temperature, 55-57 degrees, and in a pint glass or beer mug.
On December 9, the members of the Alabama Brewers Guild met in Huntsville to brew a tribute to these pioneers of early Alabama. This came after months of recipe development over meetings and email.
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.
(Description provided by company)
Fade to Black, that time of year when the light seems to fade away. We drift further into the darkness with each passing day. Volume 2- Smoked Baltic Porter is inspired by our collaboration with Nørrebro in Denmark.
This Baltic Porter is brewed with pale, caramel and roasted malts. It is fermented at cooler temperatures to accentuate the malt flavors, which gives the beer its dark color and smooth, sweet roasted flavor. After fermentation the beer is cold aged for months before bourbon barrel aging begins.
A complex grain bill lends this beer a variety of malty, coffee, roasty, toffee, caramel flavors while the lager yeast fermentation lends it a crisp smoothness you may not expect from such a big beer.
Medium- to full-bodied, with decided maltiness, no roasted malt flavor, and an elegant, clean strong lager character consistent with Baltic Porter. (Description provided by company)
Gonzo is big, bold, and beautiful like the man it was brewed in honor of – Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Flavor notes: Roasted chocolate, coffee, and vanilla malt flavors balanced with a unique hop bite Pairs with: Mushrooms; smoked meats, BBQ, and chili; hard cheese; chocolate and coffee desserts.