Latest Posts

Never Forget a Beer Was Brewed with Wu-Tang Music

Yes, you read that title correctly.  Once, a beer was brewed with WuTang music as a literal ingredient. The...

Aurochs Brewing to Launch Direct to Consumer Shipping

NOTE: The following is a press release written and issued by Aurochs Brewing, not Fueled By Hops LLC or any of our...

Butler County Breweries Mini-Tour

Photo Courtesy of Recon Brewing With Allegheny County bars, restaurants, and breweries back under strict restrictions and to-go only...

Four Points Brewing Turns Two with 4.2 IPA Release!

Photo courtesy of Four Points Brewing. Big news, guys! Four Points Brewing, located in Charleroi, PA (around an hour...

Deschutes’ turns 32 and puts out the 32nd anniversary edition of Black Butte Porter!

Photo Credit: John Bartz

The Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewing Company is well-known in craft beer for a multitude of all-too-valid reasons. This past Saturday, June 27th marked the 32nd anniversary of the brewery and the release of the 32nd anniversary edition of the famous porter, which quite literally set the standard for the American Porter style. No, seriously. Look up American Porter in the BJCP flavor guidelines. Amongst other storied beers, Black Butte Porter has been featured as an industry-standard example of what a porter should taste like.

Black Butte Porter, of Bend, Oregon, has been used in a variety of ways by the brewery aside from just bottled and shelved- it also serves as the base mash for Black Butte Whiskey, a collaboration between Deschutes and Bendistillery. Aged three years in oak barrels, this distillation makes for a smooth drinking American whiskey with a wonderful balance of flavors. The Deschutes website uses “malty sweetness” and “toffee” notes to describe it.

The most unique (and rare) version of this versatile porter comes from Black Butte3, which is expected to release from the brewery in July, and everywhere outside of Oregon that Deschutes is sold for the first time. If a connoisseur of craft was to taste this elusive beer, they would be tasting the product of 4-5 years worth of work. To create it, the brewery produces a mash of the Black Butte Porter and sends it to Bendistillery, who in turn distills and ages the aforementioned Black Butte Whiskey. Once the aging process is complete, a new batch of Black Butte Porter is brewed and then aged in the very same barrels the whiskey aged in, thus completing the trifecta and creating Black Butte3. It is certainly nothing to stick your nose up at, weighing in this time around at 14.1% ABV. If you see it, buy it- who knows if you’ll get the chance again.

Latest Posts

Never Forget a Beer Was Brewed with Wu-Tang Music

Yes, you read that title correctly.  Once, a beer was brewed with WuTang music as a literal ingredient. The...

Aurochs Brewing to Launch Direct to Consumer Shipping

NOTE: The following is a press release written and issued by Aurochs Brewing, not Fueled By Hops LLC or any of our...

Butler County Breweries Mini-Tour

Photo Courtesy of Recon Brewing With Allegheny County bars, restaurants, and breweries back under strict restrictions and to-go only...

Four Points Brewing Turns Two with 4.2 IPA Release!

Photo courtesy of Four Points Brewing. Big news, guys! Four Points Brewing, located in Charleroi, PA (around an hour...

SHOP

Don't Miss

Mad J’s BBQ is opening a second location at Willow Creek Brewing’s Reading, PA location.

Nazareth, PA's Mad J's BBQ announced yesterday they are partnering with Willow Creek Brewing to handle the food sales at Willow Creek's...

The Answer releases three beers this week to honor their late employee and friend, Quy.

Photo courtesy of The Answer Brewpub Richmond, VA's famed brewery, The Answer Brewpub, released three beers this week in...

Abjuration drops a Double Vanilla Cookie Milkshake Ale v1.0!

Photo Courtesy of Abjuration Brewing You all may remember a few months back, we talked a lot about Abjuration...

A Profile of a Socially Distanced GABF

Photo Courtesy of Brewer's Association Every year, thousands and thousands of beer geeks travel from all over the world...

Breakfast time at Cellar Works Brewing

I know it’s June. I know it’s summer. I know it’s time for fruity, light summer awesomeness. But guys, you know what...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Send this to a friend