New Belgium Brewing has released a new seasonal beer to celebrate the onset of Spring.
Named Portage, the six percent ABV porter incorporates target and nugget hops along with pale, Munich, black and chocolate malts and American Ale yeast. The name Portage refers to the act of carrying a boat over land between two bodies of water.
“With New Belgium Brewing so close to the Cache la Poudre river, there’s a lot of us at the brewery that love to kayak and paddle,” said Tye Eyden, New Belgium’s collaboration business analyst, in a press release. “This time of year is great because the snowmelt begins and the rivers start to rise. But, often times, that will bring precarious conditions and rapids that we might have to portage around. Portage Porter pays tribute to that awesome experience – the obstacles are part of the fun!”
According to the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewery, Portage porter is being sold in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and is available now through March throughout its entire distribution footprint.