Stone Smoked Porter w/Chocolate & Orange Peel
We decided early on that we wouldn’t do seasonal beers for the sake of doing seasonal beers. For us, beer comes first, much as Stone Smoked Porter came first. Actually, it came second, oddly enough, in the form of a seasonal. But rather than relegating fans to nine peat-smoked-porterless months, we made it a year-round release. Nowadays, we brew a trio of tasty takes on this smoky, sultry vanguard. This version incorporates dark chocolate and dried orange peel, making for a semisweet, citrus-nuanced porter that comes across like a break-apart chocolate orange enjoyed by a campfire. It’s not a seasonal—it’s just a phenomenal beer, regardless of the time of year.