Tasting: January 28, 2017
Style: Hazelnut Porter
Beer #: 1,033
Hazelnut Spread Porter by Brew Bus (brewed by Brew Hub)
This beer is from a bus for hire company and it is brewed by a brewery for hire company.
Here’s a little about Brew Bus from their website:
The Brew Bus fermented in 2011 when our Founder Anthony Derby was a student at The University of Colorado. When he tried to visit 3 breweries in one day he quickly realized the need for a transportation service. Flash forward just 4 years and we have 1 tour location and offer visits to over 100 different breweries and other destinations in Florida. We have introduced thousands of tourists and locals to our area’s breweries and we’re just getting started.
This beer is brewed by Brew Hub from Lakeland, Florida. Contract brewing isn’t a new concept. Nomadic brewers like Evil Twin, Grimm and Mikkeller regularly use capacity availability from breweries like Westbrook and Two Roads to create their beer. Brew Hub is a brewery and distribution for hire company and notable breweries use them to amplify availability. I noted in a previous entry that Toppling Goliath uses this same Florida facility to produce Pseudo Sue – 93 points. Brew Hub helped Toppling Goliath amplify their production by seven-fold. Thinking of starting your own brewery, using a company like Brew Hub might be a logical first step.
Once again brewed with cacao nibs, hazelnut and vanilla. Pours a transparent cola brown color. Overall, I’d describe it as having a watery body and muted flavors. Does have a wisp of nutty flavor but not really discernible as being hazelnut. Again, some minor roasted flavor. Balanced, not offensive but not exceptional either. A very “meh” 84 points. Sorry to end my hazelnut run on a low point.
Read more about Brew Bus and Brew Hub:
Next up a whole series of beer using brazil nuts. Actually, that’s not true. Until next time, cheers.