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This beer was named Pile 'O Dirt because of the ridiculous amount of dirt Crow Peak Brewing had to build their original brewery on to get them out of the flood plain. This porter is very dark in color with a nice tan head and complexity due to the variety of specialty malts used.
One of Reuben's Brews year round beers, this robust porter was one of the first beers brewed when they opened in 2012. Brewmaster Adam Robbings came up with the recipe as a homebrewer and he won gold the first three competitions with the very first batch!
This well balanced, yet complex porter from Big Timber Brewing Company derives all of its flavor from loads of specialty malts. It was one of three beers available when the brewery opened in 2014. The recipe has remained virtually unchanged, and this beer and can only be found in West Virginia!
Chris O'Brien, former part-owner of Seven Bridges Organic Homebrew Supply, does whatever he can to reduce his carbon footprint. He believes that homebrewing is an excellent way for beer drinkers to save the planet if you take the right steps to be sure you aren't overusing your resources. From collecting rainwater for cleaning to reusing glass bottles, his goal is to reduce waste in pursuit of a zero-waste homebrew process.
Try this homebrew recipe for a robust porter made entirely with organic malts and juniper berries. Depending on where you live, you might even be able to harvest your own juniper berries!
Treat yourself to this gloriously bittersweet black porter, and your heart will "soar like a hawk" at first taste. Served cold, the bitterness is enhanced; served at temperatures above 50°F (10°C), its sweet character will take the forefront. Its distinctly bitter bite does not linger long enough to be bracing. Its sweetness is like an impatient songbird, hidden in the darkness of midnight. As Sparrow Hawk lingers it becomes more enjoyable.
This recipe was originally featured in the Charlie Papazian's column "World of Worts" in the November/December 2013 issue of Zymurgy.
Named in honor of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald—a freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975—this porter is described by Great Lakes Brewing (Cleveland, Ohio) as having rich roasted barley and bittersweet chocolate-coffee notes.
Former Dogfish Head Craft Brewery lead brewer, Bryan Selders, shares his recipe for 'Raspberry Basil Porter Aged on Palo Santo Wood' in his article "Create Your Own Holiday Traditions," which is featured in the Nov/Dec 2008 Zymurgy magazine.
For the full article, which includes other holiday-inspired homebrew recipes, AHA members can access the full issue of in the eZymurgy online archive. Not an AHA member? Join today!
Dave Dixon of Burlington, KY, member of the Cincinnati Malt Infusers, won a gold medal in Category #12: Porter during the 2011 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA. Dixon’s Porter was chosen as the best among 320 final round entries in the category.Read More
"Rocket" Rod Romanak (right) was a tremendous influence to the homebrewing community. Rod passed away on February 4, 2011. He and his wife founded the Kona Brewers Festival Hombrew Competition in Hawaii in 1995. Also, in 2004 Rod won the American Homebrewers Association's "Homebrewer of the Year" award. He operated Rocket Suds Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, teaching hundreds of customers how to brew.
As a tribute, Kona Brewing Co. brewed Romanak's award-winning Positively Porter on February 16. The AHA is honoring "Rocket" Rod by including Positively Porter as one of this year's official Big Brew recipes.
Here is a tribute to him with his famous porter.Read More
Geoff Hall of Tampa, FL, member of the Tampa Bay BEERS, won a gold medal in Category #12: Porterduring the 2009 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Oakland, CA. Hall’s Porter was chosen as the best among 226 final round entries in the category.Read More
Paul Gagnon of San Diego, CA, member of the QUAFF, won a gold medal in Category #12: Porterduring the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Gagnon’s Porter was chosen as the best among 270 final round entries in the category.Read More