Beer of the Week: Robust Porter from Town Hall Brewery
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.
"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."
The rye malt powers right through to the first taste of the brew, and then a fullness kind of floods over you.
"That's typical of an English porter," says Hoops. "But then we wanted a clean finish, which is more typical of an American-style porter."
"The good news is if it's gone, it means something else great is on the way," says Hoops.
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