As residents of Northern Michigan, we know there are two kinds of people out there; people who love cherries…and people who are unequivocally wrong. In pies, cookies, salads, wraps, from a bowl, picked right off the tree, or in a brew, there is no bad way to enjoy Michigan’s unofficial “State Fruit.”
While fresh cherry season is fleeting, we’ve found a way to serve a little cherry goodness this fall by releasing our coveted Black Cherry Porter in limited quantities throughout the state of Michigan. One of the oldest beers in our portfolio, BCP was first brewed on July 29th, 2004 and served at the pub.
Bottled for the first time since fall 2012, Black Cherry Porter (7% ABV – 40 IBU) is made using local Northern Michigan sweet black cherries, eight different malts, and three varieties of hops. The combination of ingredients provides the deep radiant flavor profile and creates a dark opaque color. The beer leaves a slight purple lace from the fruit puree and finishes with flavors of roasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry.
Black Cherry Porter is now on tap at our pub and will be making its way to stores throughout the mitten this week. Not a cherry lover? Try this beer anyway. Still not a fan? Well, that’s unfortunate, good thing we’ll be releasing Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster later this month…