Saturday, March 06, 2010
Day 65 Drink: Bell's Porter
Bell's Brewery started its life as Kalamazoo Brewing Company. Larry Bell released his first brew in 1985 working in a rented space in a former plumbing supply store. The brewery is now a giant among craft brewers in the Midwest.
Bell's Porter has a nice roasted nose and pours a brown black liquid with a firm tan head. The beer is not heavy, but has plenty of flavor. The roasted flavor turns sweet with a nice caramelized malty note. A hint of coffee. The hops just come up at the end to dry things out just a touch. A porter worth asking for at your favorite beer bar.