Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NABC Bob's Old 15-B Porter at Ribberfest in Madison, this weekend.

I'm told that again this year, there'll be NABC on tap for Ribberfest in Madison, Indiana. Ribberfest, a celebration of BBQ, blues and balloons, runs Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21.

On Friday, Richard will be delivering kegs of Bob's Old 15-B, and while a medium-bodied Porter might strike some as a tad much for summertime, it speaks to two important considerations.

First, for as long as we've been taking beer to Madison for special events like Ribberfest, Bob's Old 15-B always has been a steady seller irrespective of the weather. Craft aficionados in Madison enjoy a rich, solid dark ale.

Second, Porter is a fine match with barbecue, so long as the beer has the brawn to stand up to the meat and sauce. My favorite taste sensation in this vein comes when smoked pork (sans sauce) and a robust (unsmoked) Porter meet. The Porter becomes smoked, and the meat becomes sauced. A deep concept, but enjoyable for gluttons like me.

As always, we thank the folks in Madison and are delighted to provide beer for the weekend.

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