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Old 08-04-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Want to try a porter.

I'm fairly new to the beer scene and I'm wanting to try different beer styles. I've found buffalo wild wings to be my new favorite restaurant and they have a decent beer selection. I've been wanting to try a porter idea what beer on the list is a porter just by looking at the name and nobody there knows anything about beer. Can someone recommend some good commonly found porters I can try.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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Sierra Nevada Porter.
Samuel Smith's Old Tadcaster.
Geez, how can I forget Anchor Porter?

I think most porters are named as such. So if it doesn't say "porter" on the menu, it's probably not.
I'm kinda surprised at the lack of popularity of this style, at least locally. I can't think of a bar that has one on tap.

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Sometimes Porters can be overwhelming if you are not used to the style. I would suggest trying a bock first and easing your way into a porter. All of the porters above though are great porters and are very easy drinking. Tadcaster is still one of my favorites.

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If they have Fullers London Porter I would try that. Probably the best porter out there IMO. The british invented the style so you can't go wrong starting there. Some micro breweries make them but its probably not as popular here as it is in Europe.

Fullers London Porter (Bottle/Keg) from Fullers - Ratebeer

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One of my favorite porters (although a bit "bigger" than some others) is made by Great Lakes Brewing. It's called Edmund Fitzgerald, and it's roasty and dark and smooth.

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One of my favorite porters (although a bit "bigger" than some others) is made by Great Lakes Brewing. It's called Edmund Fitzgerald, and it's roasty and dark and smooth.
+1 to this. Along with Sierra NEvadas. And they're probably the easiest two to find. I think most Krogers carry the full GL Line
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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I doubt you can get it, but I love Ballast Point's Black Marlin Porter. I've not had many main stream porters though, but the Fullers is a good one and should be attainable at a BevMo or the like.

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I love Edmund Fitzgerald. Had some on my honeymoon. Hard to find in this state.

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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+1 on Fuller's London Porter.

Smuttynose Robust Porter is one of my favorite, most drinkable porters.

Also, Rogue's Mocha porter is widely available.

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Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald or Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

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