Nearly 3 Years Waiting for this...

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by sprucetip, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. sprucetip

    sprucetip Nov 13, 2007 Alaska

    Alaskan Brewing Co has released it's Baltic Porter for the first time since late in 2009. It should be available at finer grog shops along the west coast. At risk of making it so popular that it becomes harder for me to get close to where it is made, I hereby profess my deep fondness for this brew and suggest that committed beer geeks in its distribution range keep an eye peeled and give her a try if you are lucky enough to find her. Maybe Belmont Station will have a display pyramid made out of it, but it will likely be slim pickins in most places.
  2. JohnnyP3

    JohnnyP3 Dec 13, 2009 Alaska

    Picked up a case last week. Plan to have a few this year, a few next and so on. Will be my first time trying Alaskan's Baltic Porter. Have read several good reviews of it lately. Looking forward to drinking my first when it gets a little colder out. Hope you enjoy drinking the bottles you pick up.
  3. aedeos

    aedeos Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    shoot, had no idea it was out already. This is absolutely a case I want.
  4. julian

    julian May 31, 2008 Washington

    Where is this available? I'd love to try this and haven't seen it myself yet...
  5. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Picked two up @ Beer Junction today.
  6. aedeos

    aedeos Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    Picked up a baker's dozen in Bellingham today. If it's as good as the last release, I'll be getting another case. This is one I can sit on forever.
  7. bstyle

    bstyle Apr 27, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Is anybody kind enough to trade a few bottles? Let's work something out! Cheers!
  8. julian

    julian May 31, 2008 Washington

  9. bstyle

    bstyle Apr 27, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

  10. aedeos

    aedeos Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    This isn't the trade forum. There's a place to ask for that.
    Photekut likes this.
  11. philhyde

    philhyde Jul 22, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    According to a source in Portland, the distributor is waiting for the Raspberry Wheat to roll off the shelves before delivering the Porter.
  12. aedeos

    aedeos Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    Good luck seeing it within three years, then.
  13. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Tacoma Boys has a shitload.
    libbey likes this.
  14. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

  15. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    $8 If I recall.
    libbey likes this.
  16. julian

    julian May 31, 2008 Washington

    Just picked one up and cracked it open. So far, not impressed with it. It smelled overly alcoholic and solventy on the first pour. Taste seemed to follow: fusel alcohol/solventy. After a few sips it gets slightly better, but the cherry/vanilla seem to be muddled and squashed by the alcohol. I'm not getting any chocolate/roast, just this unpleasant harsh alcoholic solventy bite. I've brewed an imperial stout that had the exact SAME aroma/flavor and I did not like it. Ended up dumping the whole keg. Pretty bummed, I was stoked for this one.
  17. DimensionX

    DimensionX Oct 1, 2010 Oregon

    well that is a bit of a bummer, I hope they don't tack on an extra cellaring fee
  18. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Damn, I just got used to the idea I wasn't going anywhere after work. Now, I suppose I have to trudge up the hill to get some.
    Loved that beer, and am pissed I haven't been on line enough lately to have seen this thread earlier!
  19. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Yup. They are still sitting on Raspberry Wheat and some of the Birch Bock that preceded it. I was told they wouldn't release the Baltic Porter until they're both flushed out of their warehouse. You'd think they would offer some sort of close-out pricing to keep things from backing up like that, but no.
  20. JohnnyP3

    JohnnyP3 Dec 13, 2009 Alaska

    Had my first Baltic Porter this evening and was not disappointed in the slightest. Great sipping brew with notes of cherry, brown sugar, oak, and vanilla. Also some tobacco, charred malt, and some booze. Made the first snow fall all the more tolerable.
  21. philhyde

    philhyde Jul 22, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Belmont Station has this now. Picked up a few and cracked one open last night. Boozy first few sips. I kept getting cherry/fig throughout the session. Worth the wait on this one!
  22. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    The Safeway on Roosevelt in Seattle has lots for $8 a bottle. Cracked one open with some friends while brewing and really enjoyed it.
  23. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    Yeah, this is really good. The vanilla and cherry flavors came through the strongest for me. Glad I bought 2 so I can age one bottle.
  24. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I actually had to wait a couple of weeks to get it at Huckleberry's - my closest beer store option. JB's had it sooner, but I'm always leery of buying there due to stuff sitting out on shelves and getting zapped by flourscent lighting, so I tend to limit myself to what defionitely can't be found anywhere else.
  25. AdamU726

    AdamU726 Mar 5, 2010 Illinois

    Anybody want some midwest goodies?
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.