Beer #140 - W/C 30 October 2017
BREWERY // Vulcan Brewers was established by Sam Miller in 2014. Equipped with a trained palate and technical knowledge from his background as a chef and coffee roaster, Sam pursued his hobby of home brewing and started a commercial brewing company. Using his passion for flavours and knowledge of ingredients and how they perform, Vulcan has been crafting balanced and interesting beer using local ingredients and local breweries to produce beer on a commercial scale. Vulcan Brewers recently won a Silver Medal at the New Zealand Brewers Guild Awards. There are more brews currently underway from Vulcan in time for the warmer months.
BEER // The porter style of beer originated in London in the early 18th century and took its name from the street and river porters who quickly became big fans. The well hopped beer made with brown malts was the was the first style to be brewed in large quantities and the porter breweries of London pioneered many technological advances such as the use of the thermometer around 1760 and hydrometer in 1770. Vulcan's Raspberry Porter is brewed in the classic English style with the addition of raspberries. It has the smooth roasty chocolate flavour you might expect from the style with perhaps a touch of liquorice. And a not-at-all-subtle great whack of raspberry. It was awarded a silver at the NZ Brewers Guild Awards a few weeks ago.
BREWERY // Vulcan Brewers
BEER // Raspberry Porter
ORIGIN // Christchurch
ABV // 5.7%
HOPS // Southern Cross
MALT // Gladfield Ale, Munich, Roasted Wheat, Medium Crystal, Light Chocolate
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 8-10C
FOOD MATCH // Vegetable Shepherd's Pie. Forest Fruits Cheesecake. Rich Chocolate Brownie & Vanilla Ice Cream.
GLASS // Tulip