Well this weekend was not a brewing weekend for me because of some medical stuff that I had to deal with. It’s all good though, I should be back up and brewing next weekend.
For Valentines Day, my wife got me a six pack of beer and a gift certificate to my local homebrew shop. There is not much else I could ask for (yet another tribute to the brew wife).
The brew that she got me was from her trip to Philadelphia while I was in Colorado. It was a brewery called Yards Brewing Company. There is a restaurant there that has a long history and all the waiting staff dress in traditional garb. While the restaurant was built on the location of a famous political hangout for our founding fathers, the recipes they brew claim to be authentic to the era.
The six pack that my wife got me was a porter. It was a pretty sweet porter that poured a dark mahogany to almost red color. The head was cream color and hung out for a long time. The brew had the taste that really reminded me more of a sweet brown ale and finished with the porter bite that you expect. It was a pretty drinkable beer because of it’s sweetness, not like a lot of the bigger beers that the porter is often associated with.
Over all I would say this is a pretty good beer. I can’t wait for the website to launch so I can learn a little more about the recipes, but I have to say I am a fan of mixing politics and beer.