Lots of friends, old and new, stopped by The Brewery last week. We shared in the joys of welcoming a new beer into the world. We also got the rare treat of witnessing a marriage proposal. Look at these photos!
Gathering The Courage
Brewmaster Oliver and Jimmy
Karl, looking ruggedly handsome and cheerily helpful.
We welcomed Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter into the world at The Brewery, last night. Of course Cookie Jar, our latest Brewmaster’s Reserve was on tap as was a slew of some of our stronger beers. Some of our best friends stopped by to help us tipple in the name of good beer. There was even a marriage proposal (she said yes.) Below, Jason from Sustainabrew.com did a nice little recap of the event and our newest beer.
Last night saw the release of Brooklyn Brewery’s newest Brewmaster Reserve release, the Cookie Jar Porter and I was lucky enough to get to taste their newest creation… And man was it good. This is close to one of my favorites of the Reserve series with the Backbreaker and Blast up there as well. A sweet smooth oatmeal cookie inspired porter that was paired with oatmeal cookies from Feed Your Soul Bakery, as well as cheeses from the Bedford Cheese Shop.
The Porter is brewed using grains such as Floor Malted Maris Otter, British crystal, and Whole Golden Oats. While they also use brown sugar, pureed raisins and wildflower honey fromTremblay Apiaries in upstate New York. Good on them for using some local producers.
The beer is a dark, dark red that bleeds into a beautiful brown hue. Two steps away from becoming black. The beer has a beautiful roasty nose that has nice toffee raisiny notes balanced with chocolate backbone and just a hint of the Willamette hops.
The Depth moves into the taste as you get those toffee raisiny notes and a whole lot more. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth from the oats while drying out in the end. The sweetness is accented perfectly by the chocolate and toasted flavors. There is a sourness that comes through which is underscored by the honey and vanilla that make an appearance as the beer warms. Overall a very good beer that I will definitely look for when it hits the taps.