Hops & Grain Debuts A Porter For Every Season With “PorterCulture”
Austin, Texas – Hops & Grain Brewery is adding a fifth can to its permanent lineup, a Baltic style porter aptly named PorterCulture, which will join its predecessors Pale Dog, The One They Call Zoe, Greenhouse IPA and the award-winning, ALT-eration. Brewed with Austin’s absence of a true winter in mind, PorterCulture is the answer to the Hops & Grain team’s yearning for a dark but drinkable beer that can be enjoyed in the dead of winter, as well as the sweltering heat of summer.
A base of Pilsner and Munich malts, blended with de-husked black malt and chocolate wheat lends the PorterCulture a smooth mouthfeel, with a clean and crisp lager finish. Throughout the porter, notes of coffee, dark chocolate, graham crackers and just a wee hint of roast make itself known. Wanting to highlight the malts, the hops were kept at bay with only a hint of bitterness at the early stages, with raisin and caramel flavors joining the party at the end. The avid outdoorsmen (and woman) of Hops & Grain find that PorterCulture is just the perfect, decorous touch to Austin’s nature-friendly living, whether it be a spirited game of disc golf, a nice hike or a mountain bike ride, this beer is the perfect companion!
Hops & Grain owner, Josh Hare, is thrilled to launch the brewery’s fifth permanent brew to Texas, and is already scheming about barrel-aging and other projects in the Greenhouse, Hops & Grain’s 3 bbl pilot system where experimentation is encouraged.
“This was a long time coming. It’s always exciting for us to see one of our small-batch, tap room creations grow into a full blown, year-round adult, and PorterCulture is no exception. We’re really looking forward to the wonderful projects that will soon come from our barrel-aging program using PorterCulture as the base.”
Hops & Grain’s PorterCulture will launch at the brewery and select restaurants, bars and retailers throughout Texas beginning mid-next week.
Style- Baltic-style Porter
IBU- 35 IBU
Original Gravity- 15.5 degrees Plato
Final Gravity- 3.5 degrees Plato
About Hops & Grain:
Specializing in craft beer and sustainability, Hops & Grain Brewery is located in East Austin (literally at the end of East Sixth Street) at 507 Calles, Austin, TX 78702. Hops & Grain Tap Room is open Wednesday-Friday from 2 – 10PM, and every Saturday from noon – 8PM with tours of the brewery given on Saturdays at 1, 3, and 5PM. Tours are approximately 45 minutes and include special samples not available in the tap room.