Drake's Brewing Company Black Robusto Porter
From the Drake's Brewing Website - "Drake's Brewing Company is an urban craft brewery operating from the former powerhouse of a long-gone Caterpillar plant in San Leandro, California." The brewery started in 1989 and has a nice selection of 10 year round beers and many seasonal brews. I've chosen a 22 oz. bottle of the Black Robusto Porter and here is the propaganda from the webiste
"Drake’s Black Robusto Porter is a deep, dark “Robust Porter,” a beer style known for being darker, fuller-bodied, and higher in alcohol by volume than a standard Brown Porter. Our Black Robusto goes down smoothly with flavors of bittersweet chocolate an slight roast from Crystal and Chocolate malt. A touch of spicy, herbal hop character from Willamette hops balance out the finish. Enjoy a pint with dark, lingering satisfaction."
Upon pouring, you notice the dark as night color and the creamy tan three finger head. The first taste is of roasted malt, then a stream of coffee, chocolate and a bit of cherry materialize. Smooth as silk, very easy to drink and nice to see a dense web of lace left on the glass.
Jeremy Porter and the Tucos - Partner in Crime
Yes - a copy of Jeremy Porter's new album can be yours. Jeremy was kind enough to send me a few copies to give to the kind listeners to the show. Listen to tomorrow's show and about half way in, I'll let you know how to secure a free copy of the album.
Now, I have played a few songs from the album already on the show, but I haven't played my favorite from the album, the title track - Partner In Crime. A close second for me are the one-two punch of the first 2 songs - Castaways - Little Miss Awesome. This is one of those albums that I'll be listening to months from now and my favorites will have evolved into a completely different direction, as the songs will have soaked into my conscious and revealed their power. So - get yourself a copy - from my little giveaway or directly from Jeremy at Jeremy Porter and the Tucos. If you are an iTtunes user, it is available there as well. If you are a Replacements fan - I would not hesitate, Yes - this is the Paul Westerberg solo album that you have been waiting for.