19 Apr Day 11 (#30Beers30Days)
Day 11 (#30Beers30Days)
I visted Tin Lizzy’s – which is by all accounts, a taco spot. Their beer menu leaves much to be desired, but I’m sure folks who aren’t always looking for something they’ve never had before do alright here. I found one on tap that was new to me. However, if they don’t change their taps out soon, I can’t go back there until this challenge is over!
The Day 11 brew of my brilliant challenge is the Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter (4.7% ABV). Brewed in mountainous Breckenridge, Colorado, this porter was pretty mild and likeable. I’ve learned from my “studies” that porters, historically, are the result of a blend of 3 ales. Some are actually brewed w/lager yeast. Then again, I’ve read that they have changed so dramatically in composition since the 1700s that there’s no real definition for them. And when Guinness stopped producing them in the mid 1970s, they all but became extinct. What’s important to know is that porters fit in right between brown ales and stouts, they’re super complex, and they fall into two categories – robust and mild.
The Breckenridge Vanilla Porter was a mild porter with slight vanilla notes and aroma. It was warm, had a medium body – not as heavy as it looked – and strikingly mellow. It was certainly not as harsh as some darker brews and in my opinion was relatively easy to drink. It tasted like good French pressed coffee with hints of cocoa. And though I’m an ale/lager lover, I could really do a porter again. Even my non beer drinking gal pal Azure liked it!
This was pretty good for my 1st porter in a long while! Not an A but I’d give it a good solid B, only because I think the grass is greener!
Lucky me. This will require more research.