Episode #167 – Bearwater Brewing and Asheville Brewing Co Collaboration – Minorcan Porter

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Today we are drinking the Minorcan Porter, a collaboration beer from BearWaters Brewing Company of Waynesville and Asheville Brewing Company in Asheville. We recently had chance to visit with these great beer folks and came home with a bottle of this Minorcan Porter, described as the “world’s first chocolate, datil pepper porter”. Datils are similar in strength to habaneros but with a sweeter, fruitier flavor. The story goes that datils were brought to St. Augustine by indentured workers from Minorca, Spain; in the Mediterranean Sea in the late 18th century, hence the name of this beer. The chocolate and the mild heat/spice from this beer is wonderful! We stopped in at BearWaters after the Beer City Festival in Asheville. Upon arrival we saw that Bearwaters also had a tripel on the board, their Three Bears Belgian Tripel which we didn’t even know existed, so of course, Glenn had to try this one while we were there! It was wonderful!