Poorter

YOU SAY ‘PORTER’. WE SAY ‘POORTER’.

SOME SAY THE BEER KNOWN AS ‘PORTER’ IS OF DUTCH ORIGIN. ‘POORTER’ WAS LONG FAVOURED BY HARD-WORKING LABOURERS FOR ITS HEARTY AND REFRESHING TASTE. OUR POORTER CELEBRATES THE HAUL OF EXOTIC BOTANICALS, BY POORTERS FROM THE DOCKSIDE INTO AMSTERDAM WAREHOUSES. CLIMB ABOARD!

Lowlander-Poorter

INSPIRATION

WHETHER POORTER WAS OR WASN’T BORN IN THE LOWLANDS, WHEN CONCEIVING OURS WE WANTED A ROBUST POORTER WITH AN EDGE. THE ADDITION OF BOTH VANILLA AND LICORICE (A LONG FAVOURED FLAVOUR IN THE LOWLANDS) CREATES SOMETHING SMOOTH, BOLD AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY DUTCH.


BREWED WITH:
VANILLA

ROBUST POORTERS CAN BE A LITTLE DRY SO WE USE VANILLA TO ADD VALUABLE SWEETNESS. IT WORKS IN HARMONY WITH THE SHARP BITTERNESS OF BLACK MALT.

LICORICE

BREWING WITH LICORICE ROOT BRINGS A UNIQUE EARTHY DEPTH AND SWEETNESS TO OUR POORTER WHICH IS TYPICALLY DUTCH


KEY FACTS:

6% ALC/VOL

55 EBU

250 EBC

Background

FLAVOUR

BREWED WITH VANILLA & LIQOURICE ROOT ROBUST WITH SWEETNESS & DEPTH

SOUR
SWEETNESS
BITTER
FRUITY
CARAMEL
HERBAL

BEER PAIRING

PORTER FIRST APPEARED IN PRINT IN 1720’S IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM LONDON. HOWEVER THE PRACTICE OF CALLING A BEER ‘PORTER’ CAME TO BRITAIN FROM THE NETHERLANDS, WHERE BEER KNOWN AS ‘POORTER’ WAS BEING DRUNK AS EARLY AS THE 14TH CENTURY.

THE BREW WAS NAMED AFTER THE POORTERS WHO SPENT THEIR DAYS TOILING AWAY IN THE DOCKLANDS, HAULING TRADESMEN’S LOOT INCLUDING BOTANICALS FROM SHIPS PORTHOLES TO CITY GATES (POORT IN DUTCH). THE JET BLACK TIPPLE PROVIDED THEM WITH THE CALORIES AND COURAGE THEY NEEDED TO GET THROUGH THE DAY.

ONCE THEY’D BEEN WEIGHED AND TAXED AT THE CITY GATE THE SUMPTUOUS SACKS OF BOTANICALS WERE HOISTED INTO THEIR NEW HOMES; CANAL-SIDE WAREHOUSES. IN ORDER TO AVOID BEING KNOCKED AND DAMAGED ON THEIR WAY UP THE NOTORIOUSLY STEEP FACADES OF THE WAREHOUSES, BUILDINGS GREW TO BE SLIGHTLY TILTED. A STROLL AROUND MODERN-DAY AMSTERDAM SERVES AS A REMINDER OF THIS, THERE ARE PRECARIOUSLY ANGLED BUILDINGS ON EVERY CORNER.

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