Twisted Pine Brewing – Northstar Imperial Porter Returns for 2010
Boulder, Colorado – November 15th 2010 – The 2010 Northstar Imperial Porter will be released just in time for Thanksgiving and tastes better than ever. The beer will be available in 22 oz bottles throughout Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Louisiana and Nebraska.
Our porter is brewed using traditional Baltic-style Porter ingredients. Notes of chocolate and toffee dominate the palate while a combination of American and British hops balance this beer out.
“Baltic porters make wonderful winter beers. With their deep, almost black color and robust flavor, the style, especially the Imperial Porter, provides a welcome winter warmer,” says Bob Baile, Owner of Twisted Pine. This is the perfect beer for après ski or just resting by the fireplace at night.
The beer comes in at 10% alcohol by volume, which you would never know from how smoothly it drinks. To reach this desired flavor, brewers literally pack as much grain into the mash tun as it can hold. “It takes a lot of extra time and effort,” says brewer Jeff Buckley, “but the end result is something that is truly unique and special.”
Twisted Pine has been brewing the Northstar Imperial Porter since 2002. It has only grown in popularity since its inception and has received rave reviews, earning a World Beer Cup Silver Medal in 2006, a Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal in 2008, and a Colorado State Fair Gold Medal in 2010. Northstar also received a “98” rating on Ratebeer.com.
A vertical tasting of this beer will be held November 18th, the night before the release party. This year’s tasting will feature a total of 10 different porters including 7 vintages of Imperial Porter with bottles dating back to 2003. We will pour through the final bottles of some of these vintages never to be drunk again. Northstar is a beer that was built to age, with the older vintages beginning to develop notes of dark fruit and molasses.
Based in Boulder, Colorado Twisted Pine Brewing Company has been handcrafting beer since 1995. They are the brewers of such favorites as “Hoppy Boy IPA,” “Raspberry Wheat Ale” and “Billy’s Chilies.” The Ale House is a very popular local hangout and boasts 17 taps, 5 rotating. Twisted Pine is active with local charitable organizations and a strong believer in sustainable business practices. You can find more information at www.twistedpinebrewing.com.