DESCHUTES BLACK BUTTE XXIII

The Black Butte “Birthday Reserve” Imperial Porter is one of Deschutes Brewing’s most anticipated releases every year.  It is an imperial version of their already excellent Black Butte Porter, one of my favorite porters out there.  Adding to the anticipation this year, last year’s batch was cancelled when it was discovered that the chocolate nibs […]

LONG TRAIL IMPERIAL PORTER

I’ve always been a fan of Long Trail, although I feel that they play second/third fiddle to Magic Hat and Otter Creek when it comes to Vermont’s best.  I was excited to finally find a bottle from their Brewmaster Series and I certainly wasn’t disappointed with the results. Very dark pour from a 22, nice carbonation and […]