Craft Beer Awards 2015: Brown and Porter

May 30, 2015

Toasted and roasted grains lend a dark brown colour and notes of bread crust, hazelnut, chocolate, molasses, and sometimes a hint of smoke. At the table, these deep, earthy beers mirror the seared notes in charbroiled food, pairing particularly well with grilled beef and roasted vegetables.

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GOLD:

Yellow Dog Brewery’s Shake a Paw Smoked Porter

(Port Moody)

This porter’s on fire – at least, it’s smoky like a campfire, with nice roasts and chocolate to balance

SILVER:

To Ol’s Black Ball Porter

(Denmark)

Not for the faint of heart, this swaggerer tastes of chocolate, raisins, burnt sugar, and alcohol

BRONZE:

Moody Ales’ Smouldering Smoked Porter

(Port Moody)

A smoked porter that makes no apologies for aggressive smoke, peat, and freshly turned earth

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