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Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 25 Drink: Long Trail Imperial Porter

Long Trail Brewing is located in Bridgewater Corners, Vt. The brewery, founded in 1989, is recognized for its environmental stewardship, having received the Vermont Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. The brewery makes a number of different styles, primarily traditional English and German ales.

The brewery is named for Vermont's famed "Long Trail," a 272-mile hiking path that runs the length of the state. The brewery's brands are distributed primarily in New England.

Long Trail Imperial Porter on draught pours with a thick chunky tan head and a rich malty aroma. The brew is 8.3 percent alcohol by volume and is a blend of six malts and four hops. The flavor starts with caramelized malt and hints of dark chocolate with a smooth, dry roasted base.

1 comment:

BrewMaster & Winemker said...

I belong to the W.H.A.L.E.S. (Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale and Lager Enthusiast Society)- that's Woodbridge NJ, but I admit that I don't get to the meetings as often as I would like to. I was introduced to my first Long Trail beer there - it was given to me after the meeting to try out. At first - I thought this was a homebrew that was just bottled in a Long Trail bottle, but then noticed that it was the commercial beer. The homebrew club often samples both homebrew and commercial beer. I have to say I was very impressed with Long Trail - it is certainly one of my favorites. If you enjoy making beer yourself - check out making beerisfun.com Here is a link http://www.makingbeerisfun.com