Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dan's Beer Blog: Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

By Dan Cummins

Throughout human history porters have been employed to load and unload carts, wagons, trains, trucks, and warehouses. They work at docks loading ships and are brought along to help climb mountains. Porter beer is named after the early 18th century London  porters who loved the hearty taste of the beer. 

The Great Lakes Brewery located in Cleveland, Ohio offers many world class beers. They are deeply concerned with environmental issues, and are great supporters of sustainable agriculture from local growers. The Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is named after the ship that tragically sank in lake superior in 1975.

Poblano Molé
The porter has a complex taste with coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors. This is a beer with a backbone and its myriad flavors could overpower lighter fare, try the Chicken Enchiladas with Poblano Molé or our Steak Fajitas for something with enough ammunition to keep up.

Great Lakes Brewing Company Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Style: Porter    ABV: 5.8%
Beer Advocate Score: 96
Malt:  Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley
Hops:  Northern Brewer, Williamette, Cascade

Try the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter at the Inn today and let us know what you think?
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About Dan: Shortly after turning 21, Dan famously quipped to friends that he "just didn't like beer very much."  Nearly ten years later Dan has parlayed that general dislike into a passion for the juice of the barley.  He admits that he is no expert, but is more than willing to share with our visitors the knowledge he has gained from sampling hundreds of beers from around the world, visiting breweries, and even making home brews.  Dan has a degree in technical theater from Slippery Rock University and is a relative new comer to the Franklin Inn but we hope he sticks around for awhile. Stop by the Inn and let Dan know your thoughts on his beer choices. He'll be happy to chat with you.

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