So here I was in Chicago at Schuba’s seeing the Jim Jones Revue. The beer menu was fun. I took pictures of it actually. I decided to try the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter by Great Lakes Brewing Co. I was immediately in love with this beer. Since then no porter has compared.
Porters are a work of art that requires the brewer to have patience. At least that is what I have read. It is a dark style beer that is well hopped. This really is a bunch of mumbo jumbo to me.
I have liked all the porters I have tried so far. This one makes the top of my list because I feel that the flavors are well defined without every over powering my simple taste buds. It’s a smooth to the point of almost too smooth beer. I have enjoyed the flavors now with every type of food. I am not ashamed to admit that I drank this while eating breakfast this week for dinner. I also enjoyed it with the brownie I had last week.
I am no expert but if you can drink a beer with breakfast at dinner and a brownie it has to get “brownie” points in my opinion. Not every beer tastes good with a brownie. Judging from the picture I would say my dog, Remy, agrees.