I love this time of year. I may be a serious hophead (I’ve been in hop-lovers Heaven this fresh-hop Season), but I think most of my favorite craft beers are still dark beers. When Stout, Porter and Winter Lager season rolls back around, you’ll always find me with a big smile on my face.
Well, Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is helping me out with that Winter beer smile. Just two weeks ago they released Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout. Last week they brought us Frost Beak Winter Lager and now, set for release this coming Saturday the 5th, is their Gunpowder Plot Nitro Porter. Brewed to commemorate Guy Fawkes Day, Gunpowder Plot is rich and complex. Brewed with bourbon-soaked coffee beans and cocoa nibs and served on Nitro, its a true pleasure to the palate.
Here is some more information about this release from Black Raven Brewing Company:
This annual release nitro porter celebrates the thwarting of an insidious plot attempted by Guy Fawkes & his band of anti-heroes on November 5th, 1605. Fawkes’ goal was to blow up the House of Lords with barrels of gunpowder. This year we plotted closely with Anchorhead Coffee Roasters, out of Duvall, to create a perfectly roasted coffee exclusively for this beer. We soaked a portion of those pristine beans in top shelf bourbon, and cellared the whole shebang on criminal amounts of Theo Chocolates cocoa nibs. In order to unify the flavors and give it that classic British feel we conditioned it on Nitrogen. So quench the conspiracy, light your fires and remember the 5th of November.
So, remember, remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot and come out to the The Raven’s Nest this Saturday to enjoy a pint or two of Gunpowder Plot Nitro Porter – available on tap only.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.