|Across-the-pond influence on a local brewery|
This week's Beer of the Week is the Robust Porter from Town Hall Brewery
, a longtime favorite local drinking establishment that has enjoyed a lot of press of late with its recent win
at the Great American Beer Festival.
This here-today, possibly gone-tomorrow seasonal is one in a long line of about 40 rotating feature beers at Town Hall, and has a rich chocolatey malt flavor, curvaceous body, and a crisp finish, which is uncommon for the style.
"Our Robust is based on the standard English robust porter style," says head brewer Mike Hoops. "But there are some other American-style ones that we liked, and this is our attempt at merging the two to do a bit of a twist on the standard style."
We chatted with the award-winning brewer to learn more about how he achieves balance in this cross-continental porter hybrid.More »