WILK Friday Beerbuzz – 25 June 2010 (Breckenridge Vanilla Porter)

25 June 2010

WILKFridayBerbuzz7 I know I say this all too often, but this morning’s show was a lot of fun.  Way back on one of our first few shows Nancy asked if we’d be sampling a Porter, so we were overdue to finally try one…and today was the day.  I debated my choices between a traditional Porter style beer and a slightly less traditional Porter.  Because we’re still smack in the middle of summer (not the traditional time to serve a Porter), I chose the non-traditional style.

Today’s choice was Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.  Now all too often this beer gets confused with several of the Vanilla/Java porters on the market, which is a shame because this beer is not only distinctly different, but also very tasty.  It’s a very subtle difference between this beer and a regular Porter, but it does change the beer in a good way, without the overhead of the coffee flavors found in a Java version.

We also had a chance to talk a little beer history today and yes there is much debate with the origins of the Porter naming.  Some believe it is a mining traditional beer and some think it comes from train and river Porters in the UK.  I tend to believe both and really believe the tradition comes from the mixing of the three beers that used to go into creating a Porter.  Whatever the case this is a really wonderful style of beer and a beer that many non-beer lovers tend to like.  As some of my friends would say, Porters don’t have that “beer-y” flavor that some non-beer-lovers seem to dislike. In any case I think the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter is a fine example of a Porter and a wonderful beer.

So try it for yourself and let me know what you think, and stay tuned for more great beers coming soon. 
So what beer should we taste next Friday?  You beer-input is always appreciated so please comment or e-Mail us.  Thanks to John, Nancy, Joe & Bosco for yet another fun Friday. 

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4 comments (click to read or post):

John 25 June, 2010 09:34  

Tasty! Thanks Bill for another great show and another great beer!


Sharon 29 June, 2010 18:14  

Mr Buzz,
Some news for your next show, unless you've already covered it: Sam from dogfish head is going to be in a show on beer. Go here: http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/2859468.

mybeerbuzz 02 July, 2010 16:32  

Thanks Sharon I'll check it out.

mybeerbuzz 02 July, 2010 16:34  

My apologies for the comment delays. I moderate all comments and we received quite a few comments while I was away about last weeks show. Unfortunately we also received a whopping 232 SPAM messages that mixed in with the regualr comments. I'm trying to sort out the read and the SPAM but at this point it's getting tough. I'll post as many as I can but my apologies for those that may get lost. If I do lose your commment PLEASE repost it under this weeks show post and I'll be sure to post it AND reply.

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