Founders Porter – Ruby Tuesday’s Beer of the Week

Porters are not generally my thing but I might occasionally have one.

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Well today is a gloomy, rainy and dark day outside. So I have decided to fast forward a little as far as seasonal beers go and feature  Founders Porter from Grand Rapids, Michigan as my beer of the week. Porters are typically full bodied, top fermenting beers which originated in London in 1722. The average ABV ranges from 4-7%, the beer is dark brown in colour with a creamy head. Porters tend to have a full mouth feel with notes of chocolate and roasted undertones. The style of beer is considered to be the first industrial beer because of the era it was born in, its popularity amongst workers and its manufactured quality. Originally bartenders would mix the beer from three different taps, when the style grew in popularity brewers began perfecting the blend and selling it in a single keg. Porters and stouts are often confused by even the…

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