If you're looking for an 18th century seafaring beer, look no further than Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company's Ode to a Russian Shipwright, an Imperial Stout Porter with, as you might guess from the name, naval origins.
Russian czar Peter the Great was fond of England's porters, and brought them back with him after visiting the naval superpower to study shipbuilding. Olvade brewer Joe Pond was fond of this interesting bit of beer history and launched the beer in 2011 as his first seasonal ale.
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