For the first time, DuClaw Brewing Co. will be bottling one of the first beers it ever brewed.
The latest beer to be bottled will be Bad Moon Porter, a 5.1 percent ABV “robust porter” brewed with fuggle and golding hops as well as pale, chocolate, crystal, black and special roast malts. The porter was originally released in 1996—the same year the Baltimore, Md.-based brewery opened—and has been available exclusively on-draft ever since.
According to Laura Day, vp of sales at DuClaw, Bad Moon Porter will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles and will only be released in the brewery’s Fall Variety Pack, which is scheduled to be released “at the end of September.” The pack will also include 12-ounce bottles of Sweet Baby Jesus porter (6.5 percent ABV), Dirty Little Freak American brown ale (5.8 percent ABV) and Mad Bishop Oktoberfest (5.8 percent ABV.).
“This complex, full-bodied robust porter is jet black, creamy and lightly sweet with a warm roasted malt flavor, hints of chocolate , & a faint hop bite,” reads the beer label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). “Pop the top, and…don’t be afraid of the dark!”