Southern Oregon Brewing – Pin Up Porter
Posted on January 11, 2011 by mike
So I’m a porter fan, can you tell?
With the onset of a porter brewing up in my fermenter, I decided it would be a good time to give a new porter a try as well. I haven’t brought a porter home in a while actually, just had them at the bars. Anyway, I used the Beer Mapping Project to find a different beer store in Portland. The way alcohol is dealt with here is much different than Fargo. The Fred Meyer, a Wal Mart like store, sells wine and beer. If you want booze, you have to go to a booze store. You can also just go to a wine store, so I figured, there has to be just a beer store. Low and behold, I found one. While there I found the Southern Oregon Brewing Pin-up Porter. Knowing I was brewing up a porter, I said, what the heck.
Overall, I liked the beer. You can hear more in the video, but it was surprisingly easy to drink. Very much sessionable. The porter characters that I really like, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, malt were there, but very, very minute compared to the roasted, smoky flavors that I got. This porter might be really good with like a BBQ sandwich or something.
I enjoy knowing that Southern Oregon Brewing is just another brew house I’m going to have to visit in the coming months. I’m wondering if I should just do a road trip and hit all the pubs outside of Portland in like a 4 week span. A thirty days, thirty pubs sort of thing? Hmm…That could be an excellent time…
Anyway, enjoy the video and I do recommend picking up a Southern Oregon Brewing, Pin Up Porter if you ever get a chance.