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Old 01-26-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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I'm set to brew a porter this weekend, but am unfamiliar with them. If I would like to taste some commercial examples, what are some of the brands out there?

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Old 01-26-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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Anchor makes a porter that is pretty good. Sierra Nevada also makes one. The Anchor comes in individual 22 oz. bottles so it's easy to try.

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See if you can find Mctarnahan's Cream Porter. Excellent brew.

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I like Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

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I just had Mactarnahan's for the first time last night. It is a good one. Boulevard makes a decent one too, Bully Porter.

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And since you live in milwaukee how about sprecher, they have there generation porter. Thats a porter with some cocoa and raspberry. Very nice.

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head to DIscount Liquor, just east of Serb Hall there on Oklahoma, like 58thSt maybe . . . Isle 2 . . . maybe 1/4 way down on the left . . .you'll find about 20 of them. I like St Peter's Old Style Porter, plust it has a cool as hell pint bottle, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerlad wasnt bad either. St Peters is a brown porter while Great lakes is a robust porter so ya get to try 2 different styles too. Let me know if/when ya go I'll head over there with ya

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Hey, Pumbaa... I go to the Discount Liquor in Waukesha, but have never been to the one on Oklahoma. Guess I should go there sometime and see how that one is. I think I'll take you up on the offer one of these days.

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Stone's Smoked Porter is the one that sold me on porters.

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... I like St Peter's Old Style Porter, plust it has a cool as hell pint bottle, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerlad wasnt bad either. ...
I was going to suggest Eddie Fitz myself! IMHO, I think it is the best example of an American Porter out there.

I'm brewing a Porter tonight and I have a bottle of St. Peter's Old Style Porter that I'll be sampling for the first time. Had their Cream Stout two nights ago with dinner and it was tasty!
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