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2012 Top 10 Baltic Porters in the United States


This Top Ten List of Baltic Porters is from the results of the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.

      
1. Kalevipoeg Baltic Porter - Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL
2. Black Eagle Porter - Black Tooth Brewing, Sheridan, Wyoming
3. Big George - Icicle Brewing, Leavenworth, Washington
4. Axe Baltic Porter - Fat Headís Brewery, North Olmsted, OH
5. White Eagle Baltic Porter - Montana Brewing Co., Billings, MT
6. Puddy Porter - Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse, Berkeley, CA
7. Baltic Gnome Porter - Rock Bottom Denver, Denver, CO
8. Dan - My Turn Series - Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI
9. Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Maryland
10. Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, Farmville, NC
 

Baltic Porter by Cigar City Brewing

 
Baltic Porter

Porters of the late 1700's were quite strong compared to todays standards, easily surpassing 7% alcohol by volume. Some brewers made a stronger, more robust version, to be shipped across the North Sea, dubbed a Baltic Porter. In general, the styles dark brown color covered up cloudiness and the smoky/roasted brown malts and bitter tastes masked brewing imperfections. The addition of stale ale also lent a pleasant acidic flavor to the style, which made it quite popular. These issues were quite important given that most breweries were getting away from pub brewing and opening up breweries that could ship beer across the world. ABV 7.0-10.0% 
 





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Top 10
Ales & Lagers
in the USA

Golden Ale
Blonde Ale
English Summer Ale
English Pale Ale

English IPA
Imperial IPA
Bitter
ESB
English Mild Ale
 English Brown Ale
Porter
Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Imperial Stout
Old Ale 
Barley Wine
Scottish Ale
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Irish Red Ale
American Amber
American Pale Ale
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American Brown Ale
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German
Hefeweizen
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Belgian Abbey Ale
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American Pilsner
American 
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German Pilsner
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American Cream Ale
American Wheat
American specialty wheat

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Pumpkin beer
Herb and Spice beer
Chocolate Beer
Coffee beer
Rye/Roggen Beer
Wood / Barrel
Aged beer
Wood/Barrel
Aged strong beer
Smoked/Rauch beer

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