The wait is over. Joppa Grande is back on tap.
Come on down to our Newburyport tasting room and be the first to try this year’s first batch of Joppa Grande. At 7.8% ABV, this year’s version of Joppa Grande is a stronger, big bodied, rich and complex foreign export stout that will be your new cool-weather favorite. Our plan is to keep this beer on draught in our tasting room until early 2017, so we’ll have plenty of beer for pints and growlers-to-go.
Did you know that the “Foreign Export Stout” was also historically known as “Foreign Export Double Stout” and “West Indies Porter” throughout the world? West Indies Porter was brewed in the early 1800’s and later became known as a “triple stout”. After 1896 it was called “Foreign Export Double Stout” and is the father of today’s “Foreign Export Stout”, which has a slightly higher ABV. West Indies Porters were originally Irish Dry Stouts that were brewed to make the long sea journey to the colonies without spoiling. Most of today’s Foreign Export Stouts have a pronounced roasty character that helps distinguish them from traditional Irish Dry Stouts. Besides the higher ABV, best examples of the style feature a strong coffee and chocolate character in the aroma and flavor. Esters from fermentation combined with dark roasted malts give these beers complex tastes.