Food Loves Beer Editors
Unwind with a beer that's dark, crisp, and refreshing.
As a style, porter originated in London in the 1700s. It’s sometimes categorized as a variation of stout, but nothing could be further from the truth. While many classic stouts tend to focus on dark, roasty malt character, a creamy body, and are generally low in hops, porters are slightly lighter in color, hoppier, and higher in carbonation.
Southern Tier Porter pours a deep, dark cola color with a creamy tan head and fine lacing on the glass. The aroma has notes of dark grains, bittersweet chocolate, toffee and earthy hops. Flavors of French roast coffee, dark chocolate and a bit of smoke are rounded out by a nice snap of hops. The body is medium and carries the beer effortlessly across the palate, finishing with a pleasant balance of malt sweetness and subtle hop bitterness. Serve in a pint glass at 45-50 F.
Suggested Food Pairings: The rich, dark flavors of Southern Tier Porter pair well with aged cheddar, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, and apple tart.
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