Baird Imperial Wheat Porter

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
7% Imperial Porter | 3 Ratings | Winter Seasonal |
Porter is a traditional dark ale dating back to the 18th century where it was commonly brewed in London. It was the hearty and malty beverage of the laboring classes. It was a barley malt based ale, however. Our innovation is to feature wheat as the primary malt ingredient (using three varieties in addition to un-malted roast wheat — base wheat, caramel wheat, chocolate wheat). And to render it a suitably warming libation for enjoyment on a frigid winter evening, we up the starting gravity (to 17.7 plato), thereby increasing the alcohol content ( to 7%). Imperial Wheat Porter is a fine example of the many unique ales and lagers available to today’s beer drinkers; ones that sit at the intersection of strength, innovation and tradition. Enjoy!

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