General Washington's Tavern Porter
Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel notes to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare (whose original brewery stood just blocks from where ours is now). Our Tavern Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish.
COLOR Amber Tinted Black
FORMATS Ales of the Revolution Variety 12-pack; 6-pack, 12-pack; 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg
SIGNIFICANT INGREDIENTS Crystal and chocolate malts; molasses
PAIRINGS Tavern Porter’s dark malts and molasses pair well with rich and roasty flavors. Sip alongside a burger topped with Gruyere and caramelized onions or a Sunday pot roast. And make sure to save some for any dessert involving chocolate and vanilla.
YEAR INTRODUCED 1999