February 09, 2012

Now on Tap - Baltic Porter

Now on tap is the second collaboration beer between McCoy's brewmaster Keith Thompson and James Hudec, brewmaster of Kansas City's Gordon Biersch locations.  The pair previously worked together on a very popular version of a Sticke Altbier but this time they've done a Baltic porter - an English-style dark beer typically stronger in flavor and higher in alcohol than a traditional porter. We used British malt and hops and fermented with a Bavarian lager yeast strain at low temperatures to keep ester development down and smoothness up. Dark malt flavor balanced with lightly floral hops and the smooth, crisp finish of a lager.

Brewer's specs:

Malts - 2-row pale, Dextrin, chocolate, crystal & honey
Hops - Yakima Goldings & East Kent Goldings
Fermented with Gordon Biersch house lager yeast
5.6% ABV

1 comment:

  1. I could drink dis sheet all night long mang!