Missing for several years, SweetWater Brewing Company’s experimental Dank Tank series returns with Pulled Porter. The brew is a collaboration with iconic Atlanta BBQ joint Fox Brothers and packs a porky, smoky punch.
Justin and Johnathon Fox, owners of Fox Brothers BBQ, lent their smoking expertise to the gang at SweetWater to come up with the beer that promises to remind beer-lovers of a Baltic Porter or Rauchbeir. Over the course of three days, the crew from Fox Brothers smoked one ton of malt on their wood-burning Lang smokers, using nothing but hickory. Each batch of malt smoked for five hours at 250 degrees to get a nice toast and plenty of good smoke without burning it. In addition, racks of bacon were added to the smokers to infuse a bacon flavor into the malt.
The brewery plans a taproom launch party for Pulled Porter on Sunday, January 17. Bombers and draft pours of the brew will be available wherever SweetWater is poured in the next few weeks.