Monday, March 31, 2008

Porterhouse Brew

I put another Lager in the fermenter at Porterhouse yesterday - a pilsner brewed with malted wheat and a mild but noticeable hop flavor. Nice and balanced; I'm looking forward to this one. You'll see a lot more lagers coming out of my brewery at Porterhouse. Our well water is much more suited to the flavors of lagers than traditional ales.

Gabe dubbed the lager currently on draft "Left Field Lager" in honor of spring, opening day, and just plain off centered behavior. Left Field is a dark Marzen style with an aggressive amount of west coast hops - it's very drinkable and is just the thing to go with a Porterhouse burger, hand-cut steak, or a bowl of our award winning chili.

Here's what's on tap at Porterhouse now:

House Brews:
  • Skye Dew Scotch Ale
  • Red Rye
  • Thug - Belgian Style Stout
  • Left Field Lager
Guest Taps:
  • Philadelphia Brewing Co - Kenzinger
  • Philadelphia Brewing Co - Walt Wit
  • Philadelphia Brewing Co - Newbold IPA
  • Oskar Blues - Dales Pale Ale

Monday, March 17, 2008

Porterhouse - New Lager On Tap

I just transferred a new lager over to a service tank at Porterhouse Pub yesterday. It's conditioning now and should be ready to drink by Wednesday. I had a hard time thinking up a name for this brew - it's been a weird couple of weeks and I'm still a little brain dead so I left the naming up to Gabe.

Anywho; after two months of lagering, this is a malty, copper colored brew with a load of west coast American hops - very drinkable and quite complex. Next up will probably be a farmhouse style pale ale brewed with oats and European hops, but, I reserve the right to change my mind on this one. I'll let you all know what it is after brew day. :-)

Our tap list at Porterhouse now includes two of our beers from Philadelphia Brewing Co. - Kenzinger, and Walt Witt. Once the Lagunitas kicks we'll be adding the Newbold IPA as well.


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Philadelphia Brewing Co - Beer on Tap!

Wednesday March 5 marked the day when PBC began distribution of draught beer. Close to thirty customers received kegs of Kenzinger, Walt Wit, and Rowhouse Red yesterday - with the majority of them tapping up and beginning service immediately. Our Newbold IPA will start to be delivered next week. Newbold, by the way, is tasting great - think American IPA with traditional European hops. The PBC IPA has much less of the citrus notes typical of the west coast US strains of hops and a lot more of the earthy, spicy, floral tones going on.

Naturally, the PBC crew spent the evening last night visiting customers and drinking our own poison - as is our custom. It's nice to once again be able to quaff your own beer whilst bending the ear of one of the usual suspects. All of the beers are tasting great and, happily, folks are lining up their favorite PBC pints. The enthusiastic support that we are receiving from bar owners and drinkers alike is great.

I'll be posting a simple page on listing locations where PBC brews are on tap.

Cases of bottled product will be available close to the end of March.

Hope to see you out there!