Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Day 195 Drink: Founders Porter
Founders Brewing has only been on the scene since 1997, but it has built a solid reputation among craft beer fans. The brewery recently announced a $6 million expansion that will allow it to produce 50 percent more beer. The company's products are now available in 16 states and will likely expand its trading area.
Founders Porter is a 6.5 percent alcohol by volume brown black porter with a thick tan head. The malt dominates the aroma with chocolate and caramel notes. The beer comes in at 45 IBU, which helps to balance the malt. The beer is creamy and has a great mouthfeel. Rich and inviting.