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Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 235 Drink: Brown's Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter

Brown’s Brewing Co. is located in Troy, N.Y. The company brews more than 25 different styles during the year. Brown's took over a fire-damaged building in 1993 and opened a brewpub two years later along the Troy waterfront. The company has plans for a production brewery in a converted 19th century mill in Hoosick, N.Y.

Brown's Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter starts as a classic English porter and then spends two months in a Bourbon barrel. The 5.75 alcohol by volume brew uses two row pale, caramel and chocolate hops. The beer pours a warm brown color with a thick tan head. The ale has a sweet edge with some roasted malts upfront and a finish that brings home the whiskey barrel aging. Not overdone and comfortably smooth.

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