By. Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor
Just as we try to eat seasonally, we celebrate drinks according to the time of year. And we all want to opt for the local food and drink first.
With that in mind, let’s just say welcome back Narragansett Porter. This craft winter brew will only be around for a limited time, until the end of February.
The Porter will be available in bottles and on tap.
Originally called Narragansett Dark, ’Gansett’s Porter first premiered in 1916. The company still retains the original recipe, but expect it to have the mark of brewmaster Sean Larkin.
Here are his tasting notes: "We produce the Porter using summit hops, black malt, pale malt, roasted barley and ale yeast. It is then dry hopped with Amarillo hops, creating a deliciously mild chocolate flavor with just a hint of smokiness." The specialty brew is 7 percent alcohol by volume with 22 International Bittering Units.
The beer is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brewhouse in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, Conn.
Find it in Rhode Island in Providence at Lili Marlene’s and The Avery; in Pawtucket at Doherty’s East Ave. Café; in Wakefield at The Mews and Geabers Liquors; in Warwick at Track 84, Haxton’s Toll Gate Liquors and Dana Haxton’s Kent Liquors; in Newport at Vickers Liquors; in Coventry at Crestwood Liquors; in Cumberland at Mendon Liquors; and in Narragansett at O’Neil’s Liquors.
Learn more at Narragansettbeer.com/products/porter.