Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel aroma to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare. Our Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish.
COLOR Amber Tinted Black
FORMATS 12 oz bottle, sixtel, keg
SIGNIFICANT INGREDIENTS Crystal and chocolate malts; molasses
PAIRINGS The dark malts and molasses pair well with rich, roasted flavors like a thick, seared porterhouse, a juicy burger topped with Gruyere and caramelized onions or anything with smoked bacon. Make sure to save room for any dessert involving chocolate and vanilla or dried figs.
YEAR INTRODUCED 1999