Porters are a craft beer style that many can agree on when choosing a brew for a private event among friends. While there are plenty of IPA, Stout, and Brown Ale lovers out there, everyone can appreciate the silky and often semi-sweet taste of a great porter. That is why we’ve put together a list of some of the best porters we have tried throughout our travels, including some that you may have never heard of before. We hope you get a chance to try each one and enjoy them as much as we did here at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault.
Below is an outline of some of the best porters we’ve found on the market. Although we’ve not tried every single brew out there, we’ve had quite a few and these are the ones that we remember the most vividly for one reason or another. Take a chance on them and happy tasting!
Founders Porter is likely the go-to porter for most of the portaholics in the United States. This is due to the absolutely ageless quality of the brew itself, paired with the fact that Founders seems to produce brews that really hold their own over time. The lovely label art simply adds to the collectible and age worthy quality of this brew that features an ABV of 6.5% with a mere 45 IBUS. It is smooth from start to deliciously silky finish and worth the purchase.
If you don’t already know who Funky Buddha Brewing Company is, you really need to get caught up to speed. Their NIB Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter is absolutely luscious and you’re going to want more than just one bottle. Although this is a seasonal brew, it is a solid favorite among the many portaholics we know who stock up every time it hits the season for this brew. Be sure to catch it between December and February, you’ll be glad you did.
The Mocha Porter from Rogue Ales has an undeniable allure that makes you want another bottle, then another, however, that’s ok! Ringing in at just 5.6% ABV, you’ll be able to enjoy a few of these delicious masterpieces with friends and family without concern. Meanwhile, you’ll be enjoying flavors and aromas that are top-notch. With a perfect blend of a dozen ingredients, you’ll spend ages picking out the many lilting notes of chocolate, coffee, and more in this delicious brew.
We hope you get the chance to try some of the great brews we’ve listed here. Also, remember to leave us a comment about the different Porters you have tried and what you thought of them! We love hearing from our readers and your comment may be the inspiration for our next feature! In the meantime, from all of us at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault, happy tasting!
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