THE DRINK NATION IS A FREE RESOURCE FOR FINDING EVERYTHING AWESOME ABOUT DRINKING IN YOUR LOCATION
Signup

Beer Review: Coalition Brewing Loving Cup Maple Porter

by Brian Yaeger on Nov 13, 2012 in Beer
Beer Review: Coalition Brewing Loving Cup Maple Porter

The leaves are already losing their fiery colors, replaced by brown in only slightly varying shades. Nights now arrive an hour earlier, giving up a minute of sunshine with each passing day. But before we grab our saws to chop down our Christmas trees, we pause to give thanks. Oddly, no one’s cornered the Thanksgiving beer market. Well pilgrim, Coalition Brewing has just the thing.

Brewery co-founder Kiley Hoyt is a Vermont native, so it makes sense Coalition offers a porter brewed with maple syrup. Loving Cup Maple Porter is available year-round at the brewpub, but is being bottled as a seasonal offering for the first time this year. The British-style porter is on the dry side, offering desirable chocolatiness without being thick or sweet.

Enter the maple syrup. Sourced from Butternut Mountain Farm in Vermont, the brewers’ syrup of choice is the grade A medium. (Grade B is great for pancakes and baking, but is much higher in unfermentable sugars.) The resulting maple kick in this beer is more pronounced in the aroma than in the swallow.

The recipe keeps the porter at a sessionable 5.4% ABV, which is perfect, since the beer pairs well with both the savory portion of your Thanksgiving spread and your buffet of desserts. You’ll be glad for at least one tasty thing that won’t fill you up. Look for bottles on shelves in the Portland area from November 17 on.

Recent Articles
Home Bar Project Below Features

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Station 26 Takes Cream Ales to New Heights with Colorado Cream

Station 26 Takes Cream Ales to New Heights with Colorado Cream

Colorado Cream is the cream ale you've been looking for....read more ›

by Nathan Solheim Jul 6, 2015
Craft Brewery, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Cuts Ties with Trump Hotel

Craft Brewery, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Cuts Ties with Trump Hotel

A Chicago craft brewery pulls its exclusive beers from Trump Hotel....read more ›

by Rob Jagiela Jul 3, 2015
Deceptive Practices Lawsuit Results in Refunds for Beck's Beer Drinkers

Deceptive Practices Lawsuit Results in Refunds for Beck's Beer Drinkers

If you've had a Beck's in the past four years, you could be entitled to up to $50 in refunds. ...read more ›

by Talia Aroshas Jul 3, 2015
SPONSORED
Perennial Funding - rectangle
Top 20 Drinking Quotes of All Time

Top 20 Drinking Quotes of All Time

Writers and musicians have a long, storied history with alcohol, and that intimacy with the bottle shows through in the memorable lines these artists ...read more ›

by Jenny An Sep 3, 2013
The Shark Week Drinking Game

The Shark Week Drinking Game

This year, one of cable TV's longest-running programs celebrates its 28th anniversary. Enjoy it to the fullest with this handy game. Shark Week starts...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jul 2, 2015
The Struggle Is Real When This Reporter Attempts to Run Her First Beer Mile
by The Drink Nation Jun 22, 2015
Inflatable Irish Pub Is the Bouncy Castle of Your Dreams

Inflatable Irish Pub Is the Bouncy Castle of Your Dreams

You can now rent an inflatable Irish pub complete with wolfhounds and shepherd's pie. ...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Jun 18, 2015
The Drink Nation Father's Day Gift Guide 2015

The Drink Nation Father's Day Gift Guide 2015

Don't just settle for getting your dad another tie or mug. Get him a gift he'll really appreciate this year....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jun 16, 2015
Enjoy High Altitude Flavors at the Mammoth Lakes Food & Wine Experience, June 26 & 27
by Carrie Dow Jun 15, 2015
BrewDog Announces Plans to Build a Brewery in Ohio

BrewDog Announces Plans to Build a Brewery in Ohio

World renown Scottish brewery, BrewDog, announced preliminary plans for a 100,000 square foot brewery in Columbus, Ohio. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jun 15, 2015
SPONSORED
Read The Drink Nation Anywhere You Are
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close