Off Color Brewing welcomes back their old timey porter, Known Gnome, featuring notes of nuts and biscuits as if they were briefly introduced to a coffee roaster. Licorice root offers a pronounced sweetness and tannins further complement the biscuity backbone while it finishes with a kiss of fleeting brown malt and botanical bitterness. Quassia bark and licorice root add unique bitterness and sweetness, respectively. Quassia bark was often used in bitter tonics and licorice root contains a chemical which is 50 times sweeter tasting than sucrose. These additions are a throwback to when old timey brewers would use ‘adulterants’* to avoid paying hop taxes. There’s your history lesson for the day humans!
Available at Mousetrap and the Bottle Shop with local distribution to follow. Order now!
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*ALIEN KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER: “Adulterant”: Adulteration is the act of making something impure or altering its original form by adding materials or elements that aren’t usually part of it, especially inferior materials or elements.