Today’s Malt Monday includes a little beer news. Coronado and Cigar City Brewing most recent collaboration, Jurata Baltic Porter is now available across the country. Jurata Baltic Porter, the second of two collaborations between San Diego fave Coronado Brewing (CBC) and nationally acclaimed Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, FL. In 1996, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 13 states across the US.
This highly anticipated porter represents the best of the West Coast and East Coast and pulls together a talented team of craft brewers.
The name “Jurata” (pronounced Yoo-rah-tuh) is Polish for “sea”, and rings true with both Coronado and Cigar City beside opposite oceans. It is also a mythical mermaid in the Baltic Sea. Similar to last fall’s “The Last Spike,” this collaboration represents a unique fusion of styles and balance.
Here are the specifics of Jurata Baltic Porter:
Style: Baltic Porter
Bitterness: 30 IBUs
Package: 750 ml bottles and draught
Release: February 14, 2014
Malts: Vienna, Dark Munich, Caramunich, C 150, Carafa, Chocolate Malts
Hops: Nugget, Brewers Gold
Jurata Baltic Porter is sold throughout Canada and 14 states: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York and Connecticut.
I am a huge fan of dark beer and the Jurata Baltic Porter does not disappoint. I could taste the rich malts with just the right hint of hops. The beer poured a deep black with a thick tan head which left moderate amounts of lacing on the glass. The Jurata Baltic Porter was a perfect Sunday sipper and is definitely GGG approved!
Samples of Jurata Baltic Porter were provided. Photos also provided by Jurata Baltic Porter
This article was written by beer blogger Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps.