Monday, January 30, 2012

Stone Smoked Porter

There are few styles of beer that work better for the soul on a cold winter night than a porter. This is especially true if that porter is from one of the most interesting and creative domestic breweries around. 

Stone Brewing Company's Smoked Porter is nothing short of outstanding. It pours midnight black with a thick creamy head that dies down after a few moments. The nose is full of chocolate, coffee, leather, molasses, tobacco and charcoal which adds a nice subtle smokiness to the standard smell of glorious porters.  Dark beers often suffer from the misconception that they're going to overwhelm the palate and be too heavy, but Stone flies in the face of this idea.  It's smooth and silky with a nice bite from the Columbus and Mt. Hood hops in the aftertaste that remains crisp and refreshing.  This would pair perfectly with grilled meats, BBQ, or rich chocolate desserts.  The Tavern's Duck Confit and Flowerless Chocolate Cake would make perfect partners for the brew. 

5.9 ABV
53 IBU's

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Long Ireland Breakfast Stout

This smooth stout boasts outrageous roast malts hinting of bakers chocolate, and most importantly coffee. Kenyan coffee is combined with flaked oats and milk sugar to give this beer it's unique early morning coffee with cream taste.  It's surprisingly light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation giving it a light airy and dry mouth feel. Depending on the pour you can expect one to two fingers worth of tan head that dissipates over a few minutes but jumps right back to life with a swirl of the pint.  At only 3.5 ABV and it's light body, this stout is a perfect winter session beer.

3.5 ABV
30 IBU's
$6.50 on draft $3.25 on Tuesdays

It's official. Thanks to the guys down at  Long Ireland Brewing Company , we no longer need to feel guilty about having a pint with our eggs and bacon. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Secret's out...

Hello everyone!

The Beer Society is alive and very well thanks to all of you.  We're growing faster than ever and have a few events in the works. What we have in mind for the blog is to keep everyone posted on new taps, bottles, growlers, events, and anything and everything beer related.   We encourage you all to post any comments or beer related suggestions you may have.

We look forward to working with local brewers, the masters both domestic and international, and most importantly, our fellow beer nerds to create a great environment for great beer and beer lovers.