Sometimes the best beers have stories behind them. Like this one, Gunpowder Plot Nitro Porter, by Black Raven Brewing. This year’s version of the beer will be released tomorrow, Thursday, November 5th, which happens to be Guy Fawkes Day. If you want to know more about the story behind the beer, check out the story we did last year.
Here’s the release notice from the brewery:
“Gunpowder Plot Nitro Porter”
Coffee, Cocoa and Bourbon Infused Ale
This annual release nitro porter celebrates the thwarting of an insidious plot attempted by Guy Fawkes & his band of anti-heroes on November 5th, 1605. Fawkes’ goal was to blow up the House of Lords with barrels of gunpowder. This year we plotted closely with Anchorhead Coffee Roasters, out of Duvall, to create a perfectly roasted coffee exclusively for this beer. We soaked a portion of those pristine beans in top shelf bourbon, and cellared the whole shebang on criminal amounts of Theo Chocolates cocoa nibs. In order to unify the flavors and give it that classic British feel we conditioned it on Nitrogen. So quench the conspiracy, light your fires and remember the 5th of November.