This week, for a change of pace—and to have a little fun—we decided to try something a little different.
The Battle of the Porters.
Recently, two local breweries, Lighthouse and Hoyne, released porters. We thought we’d have some fun and review them Super Punch-out style. Before we get started, let’s recap what constitutes a porter.
Originally, a porter was a darker version of the brown ale created in London, England around the 18th century. A porter is characterized by medium to heavy hop additions and chocolate malts which give it the darker colour and a sweeter taste. Now, having said that, you might ask: how is a porter different then a stout? Among beer enthusiasts, this is a heated topic with many interesting ideas—one of which is that the stout started as a stronger version of a porter. However, with brewers experimenting now-a-days, there doesn’t seem to be a real difference between the two styles anymore.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s meet the challengers:
We can’t wait to see how this fight goes down!