Great South Bay Brewery Chipotle Porter Release and Description, Tasting Room Series Update (03/01)


Great South Bay Brewery releases Chipotle Porter, a 5.20% ABV porter aged with chipotle peppers, and the third release from the Bay Shore-based brewery’s Tasting Room Exclusive Brew Series, on March 1.

Description of Chipotle Porter:

It’s Heating up at GSB with “Asombroso Exquisito Chihuahua Chipotle Portero!!” or AKA “GSB Chipotle Porter!”

Taste: Dark Chocolate, Campfire Smoke, Tobacco, Subtle Chili Heat
Style: Brown Porter
Color: 34 SRM
ABV: 5.2
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Hops: Galena, Kent Goldings
Grain: Brown Malt, Chocolate Malt, Caramunich
Food Pairing: Carne Asada Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Rick Sobotka, founder and brewmaster of Great South Bay Brewery, on Chipotle Porter:

“What a blast it was developing and conditioning this porter. After the peppers were added, we would sample the brew every 48 hours to evaluate it’s heat and smokiness. When the components fused to a smoky roasted deliciousness, we removed the peppers and continued to let the flavors mature. What we came up with is an exquisite balance of roasted campfire chipotle porter magic. The quality and taste of this beer is exceptional and we are proud to serve it as the first porter from GSB.”

According to Great South Bay Brewery’s Facebook, its series of tasting room-only beers continues with Sandpiper Irish Ale, and the return of Snozberry Stout, in March.

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Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.