Port Brewing Company

Port Brewing Hop-15 Ale

Port Brewing Hop-15 Ale

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Created to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Pizza Port location, this beer is the brain child of hop heads.  It utilizes a medley of 15 different hops (varieties not given) that are then added in 15 minutes increments.  If that does not excite the inner hop junkie inside of you than I don’t know what […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Santa's Little Helper Imperial Stout

Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper

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With the Fall months almost behind us I thought it was time to bust out a fairly aged bottle of Santa’s Little Helper in preparation for Winter.  Last weekend I cut the lawn for the last time this year and started putting up plastic over the windows to seal help conserve heat (yes, I live in Chicago). […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Santa's Little Helper Bourbon Stout

Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Bourbon Stout

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A base Port Brewing Imperial Stout + Bourbon barrel = deliciousness.  Seriously!  It is good stuff.  Some time back I had the pleasure of brewing for the day with Tim Marshall (former Senior brewer at Rock Bottom-Lombard).  Before we started brewing he let me sample some various beers straight from the Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels which […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Anniversary Ale

Port Brewing Anniversary Ale

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Had this beast of a beer last year at the Bavarian Lodge and loved it.  I’ll tell you right now, this thing might as well be a double/imperial IPA even thought Port calls it a Strong APA.  The ABV is definitely up there and it is hoppy as all get out.  Released in the Spring/Summer […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale

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Port Brewing Company is located in San Marcos, California, and is also known by its other name, The Lost Abbey. You may have had beers from both names and thought they were different … but they’re the same. Ever since I tasted Grand Teton Brewing Company’s amazing Pursuit of Hoppiness, I have been interested in […] ... [Read more]

Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale

Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale

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One of the best representations for a Flemish sour I’ve had!  Vibrant, tart, crisp, and refreshing.  Poured out of a small 12.7 oz corked and caged bottle this brew erupted with beads of bubbles pushing their way to the top of a reddish-brown elixir.  The use of sour cherries produced an interesting hue in the […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing High Tide IPA

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2010:  My days have been extremely long as of late balancing my time between my new job, with all its transitions and my church where I serve in multiple ministries. So, on this now rare occasion, I decided to write up a review on a beer that I tried and immediately went back to the […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Panzer Imperial Pilsner

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What do you think of when you hear the beer style known as Pilsner? Some might think of the watered down macro brewery rendition, others Pilsner Urquell, or even a light grain that imparts a bready sweetness. Well, whatever comes to mind just realize that I’m currently diving into an extreme Pils that has got my palate […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Midnight Session Lager

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The summer here in Chicago has been one of the rainiest I’ve experienced. If not the rain, than the humidity has sure been uncomfortable. With an increase in precipitation the grass tends to grow much quicker. So was the case last week and today called for a mowing. After my morning yard work was completed […] ... [Read more]