The Porterhouse Octoberfest

The Porterhouse Oktoberfest arrived this year to brighten up the autumn and some Irish Craft Brewer members went along to the launch which was especially notable as the Porterhouse has a new brew this year, Alt, which you guessed it is an alt style beer. The Beer Nut went along and gave a good report of the beer. Some ICB members gathered on friday night in the Porterhouse north to sample the new brew.
SBillings and The Beer Nut had some vouchers for a few free pints so of course we went along. First up was some food, I'm very fond of the pizza. Then the serious business of beer appraisal began. This of course meant that the Beer Nut donned his drinking hat. As you can see this was a serious hat from Munich.

Ed got the Gandalf look on in his.

I haven't had this style of beer before. The guys tell me it's an old style of german beer where ale yeast is pitched and the beer is fermented at a lower temperature. The beer is then lagered cold. It produces a beer with a cleaner, crisper taste than is the norm for an ale. I really liked the Porterhouse's take on alt beer. It's malty, sour and crisp.

The staff have even got in on the Oktoberfest vibe and went round with pretzels which were nice but amazingly salty.

It was Sean's birthday which gave him super drinking powers. His pints were blurred such was the speed of his drinking.

More photos here.

4 Responses to "The Porterhouse Octoberfest" (Leave A Comment)

The Beer Nut says
October 12, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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The Beer Nut says
October 12, 2008 at 1:27 PM

What is it about my hat that makes men try and look intellectual? See Adeptus from last year.

Bionic Laura says
October 12, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Maybe it's a intellectual drinking hat? It opens up the mind to philosophical discussions with it's grey pointy felt.

Barry M says
October 16, 2008 at 4:07 AM

I had hoped that particular photo had been forgotten. In fact, I had forgotten! That was a rough night...

I might have to go shopping this evening for my very own beer hat of wisdom, being my last night in Freising where drinking hats must be popular!