Years ago I mentioned to several of my Rose City friends that if I ever had my own brewery, I would create beer called the Terry Porter. Porter, a legend in Oregon, played a decade with the Trail Blazers amongst other NBA teams and still holds Portland’s career assist record. Porter led the Blazers to two NBA finals appearances and still holds the Finals single game record for free throws made, 15, without a miss. On December 16, 2008, the Trail Blazers retired Porter’s #30 jersey.
Now, Hopworks of Portland, has taken my idea and run with it. Their new Terry Porter honors the Blazers first trip to the NBA playoffs in six years. After years of ruffians known as the Jail Blazers, the Blazers have evolved into a cohesive line-up of young talent and the Rose Garden is now packed just as this beer is filled with robust chocolaty flavor. According to HUB:
Terry Porter features a roasted, caramel malt aroma assisted by floral and citrus hops. The flavor is all business, medium bodied with roast and chocolate flavors, followed by a distinctive smooth style.
6.0% ABV 14.2 Degees Plato 45 IBU
Hopworks will celebrate their one year anniversary on Tuesday April 14 with a celebratory Cream Ale on Nitro.
Angelo grew up in Maine and is proud to call New England his original home. Cascadia is now his home. He fell in love with great beer in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
He has been a correspondent for the Portland Tribune's Guest on Tap column, LivePDX.com, and has been featured in publications such as Beer Northwest and PDX Magazine. Angelo also has a great interest in independent music, and has been a booker and organizer for shows around the Portland under the name Pop Tomorrow! Angelo garnered much knowledge regarding beer from his experiences homebrewing, working at Belmont Station, Pyramid Brewing, Upright Brewing, By the Bottle, Beer Revolution, Olde Depot Public House, Falling Sky Brewing, Cascade Brewing, and from many many knowledgeable, passionate, and loving people along the way. It is Angelo's mission to bring "infotainment" and "edumation" to the readers of this website. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to contribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org