Southampton Ales & Lagers of the Southampton Publick House (40 Bowden Sq., Southampton, NY  283-2800) releases their new 2007 vintage of the Imperial Porter as part of the line of XXII Reserves seasonal brews. The Porter is distributed throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Northern Virginia and Washington DC and is available in gourmet markets and beverage distributors.
The Southampton Imperial Porter, "one of the 25 best American specialty beers" according to Men’s Journal and the 2003 Real Ale Festival Gold Medal Winner, is a strong version of English Porter, which was called "Imperial" because this type of strong Porter was exported to the Imperial Courts of the Baltic countries (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) by the British in the 1700’s. Imperial Porter is rich and strong with an alcohol content of 7.2% by volume. There are flavor notes of chocolate, toffee and caramel as well as the warming effect of the higher alcohol content. Imperial Porter is brewed with 7 different malts to give it a great complexity of flavor. It’s chocolate and toffee flavors, and its alcohol strength make it ideal after-dinner beer.
For reservations or further information please call The Southampton Publick House at (631) 283-2800.