BridgePort's Raven Mad Imperial Porter Released
BridgePort's newest seasonal release, Raven Mad Imperial Porter is part of it's Big Brew series, which also includes Old Knucklehead Barleywine, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, and Hop Harvest Ale. About 185 Barrels of Raven Mad were brewed, making up 1300 cases of bottles, and the rest was kegged. This beer will be available in bottles and on draft starting Thursday, October 23rd.
Weighing in at 7.3% ABV, this Porter is a bit stronger than most, but not too strong to chase away the masses. This beer began it's life back in April, when about 30 barrels were brewed and racked into bourbon and wine casks. Aging the beer in these casks allows the beer to absorb qualities of these containers, such as oak and bourbon flavors. Because these flavors can become too overpowering with time, the beer was blended back in with about 150 barrels of non-aged imperial porter.
So, as the days cool off, keep your eyes out for the releases of local fall and winter seasonals. BridgePort's Raven Mad Barrel Aged Imperial Porter is one that helps our palette's get ready for the chilly days and nights ahead.
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