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Second Draught: a wintry porter from Innis & Gunn

Last week’s First Draught post was devoted to Innis & Gunn’s winter porter. This is the second time (out of about 25) that I’ve written about one of their releases and that’s partly because I like what oak-aging does for beer. But, also this porter in particular does a really good job of balancing delicately between representing a seasonal style and not letting those flavours dominate.

An angle here that will be interesting to those who serve Innis & Gunn for a living is that the Scottish brewery is running a contest to determine their next recipe. It’s open to bartenders and involves prizes (including a trip to Scotland for finalists) and some pretty wide recognition. Find more details through their Facebook page (more…)