Cellar Dweller: 2009 New Glarus “Old English Porter”
today at 8:36 am
I’ve been saving this Old English Porter for a while now, near eleven years. New Glarus doesn’t put bottling dates on their products (well now they might), but according to this beer check-in on Untappd, it’s from September of 2009 (9/18/09). Many of the bottles I cellared from that year tasted downright awful, but this one was an unexpected treat.
After reading the comments from my check-in (above), I believe my review of this beer hasn’t changed that much. But, I must admit, after all that time, I was a bit confused. I thought I was going to be drinking an aged Porter, not remembering that “An intense vinegar-like sourness is correct for this beer style. This was what Porters tasted like in the 1870s. Our beer is based on the research of the Beer Historian, Graham Wheeler. –New Glarus
One last note. I’m reading Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out, and there’s a tidbit in the book about Dan Caray, owner and brewer of New Glarus Brewing. It states “Goose Island’s brewing system was assembled by a young industry hotshot, named Dan Caray, who would go on to found New Glarus Brewing in Wisconsin.” -Josh Noel
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