Shorewood's Big Bay Brewing Co. has just launched its third limited edition brew and this one is perfectly timed for winter.
"Portside: A Little Left of Porter" debuted last winter, when Big Bay offered it on draft. But this year marks the the porter's first appearance in bottles. It's available all winter long.
I tried it over the weekend and it's a malty dark beer laced with chocolate and coffee flavors, but it's also smooth and sweet, so even if you don't normally like porters, you might give this one a try. It's medium bodied and will go great with that Christmas goose.
"We know that craft beer drinkers actively seek out new flavor profiles and ... Porters are a good fit for long, cold winters like the ones we have in Wisconsin," said Big Bay co-founder and managing partner Jeff Garwood.
The company's other limited edition craft beers were Long Weekend IPA and a wheat beer called Summer Tide.
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