Just as the seasons change, so do our tastes in beer. While summer months belong to ice-cold pilsners or refreshing raspberry ales, the fall and winter seasons are the time for darker beers like porters and stouts. Take refuge from the chilly weather with these heartier beers that stick to your bones, providing that warming comfort as they are sipped.
Guinness is arguably the most famous dark beer on the market, however craft breweries like Longwood are now offering an array of homegrown porters and stouts with many adventurous flavours like espresso, chocolate, and even salted liquorice. Characterized by a dark rich colour, and a range of malty, roasted, and bittersweet flavours, porters and stouts are the perfect antidote to the winter blues. The two varieties are quite similar in composition, with only subtle differences that mostly come from the kind of malt used in brewing. Whatever the variety, these dark beers are often referred to ‘a meal in a glass’ as they will certainly fill you up.
Longwood Brewery takes pride in offering darker beers that will be sure to satisfy your taste buds this fall and winter. Check out one of these options and join the dark side of porters and stouts.
Stoutnik Russian Imperial Stout – An award-winning stout, this beer was made using a combination of high alpha whole British hops for bitterness balanced against roasted, chocolate and black malts, making for a complex and rich beer. watch for our small batch series from Longwood Brewery for these types of beers at various times during the fall and winter
Elijah Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout – As an Ode to Elijah Craig, the founder of charred oak barrel aging, this Imperial Stout is aged for 6 months in “Ex” Heaven Hills Bourbon barrels, making for a smooth taste that pairs nicely with a fine Cuban Cigar.
Watch for our small batch series from Longwood Brewery for these types of beers at various times during the fall and winter.