Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Day 26 Drink: Porkslap Pale Ale
With a name like Porkslap Pale Ale you might expect the brewery to hail from North Carolina, but Butternuts Beer & Ale is located in the Upstate New York community of Garrattsville. The brewery, which is located on a converted dairy farm, is one of the new wave canning operations.
For what it's worth, Maxim Magazine recently named Porkslap Pale Ale among its 25 Best New Beers in America.
Porkslap Pale Ale pours a slightly cloudy amber with a healthy head. This 4.3 percent alcohol by volume ale has a moderate hop bitterness and balancing maltiness. The beer is said to have a touch of ginger, which is hardly detectable, but may explain the passing astringency in the aftertaste.