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.
Somewhere along the way, watching pro sports became synonymous with drinking light beers, but there are plenty of craft brews now on the market that m...read more ›
Louis CK's surprise show, Horace and Pete: Episode 1, is more like a play, set entirely in a bar, and it is not a laugh out loud comedy. ...read more ›
Having a party this weekend? These easy punches are delicious and sure to please. ...read more ›
A once lonely South Korean inventor is lonely no more now that he's got an alcohol drinking robot by his side. ...read more ›
They might not actually be alcoholic, but these beer, wine, and spirit flavored lollipops sure are intriguing....read more ›
Once again the mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado, is on top of the drinking record books....read more ›
About 42,000 Motorhead fans have signed the online petition that asks for a Jack and Coke to hereby be referre...read more ›
Studies have shown kefir beer to boast the probiotic benefits of kefir while still carrying the alcohol conten...read more ›
AB-InBev probably never saw this one coming....read more ›
Some nights are just too cold to venture to the nearest watering hole. Here are six solid winter cocktails that you can probably mix up with ingredien...read more ›
Bill Murray was spotted at a Villanova basketball game and at Black Powder Tavern over the holiday weekend. Cheers, Bill!...read more ›
Ok, who else is planning a trip to Australia? ...read more ›