Posted January 4, 2018
Category: Beer News, Beers
As we turn the page to 2018, we’re excited to introduce a brand new seasonal beer, Flora Obscura Dry-Hopped Porter. Originally born as TEST – Dry-Hopped Porter in our Tours & Rec Center Beer Hall, Flora Obscura debuts starting in the Greater Kansas City Area starting on January 8th and 9th.
Born from experimentation by our brewers and cellarmen, Flora Obscura Dry-Hopped Porter marries bright, citrusy, tropical fruit aroma and flavors provided by Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy hops with contrasting malty notes of chocolate, espresso and caramel. Beginning with our two-row base pale malt, layers of Cara 120, Cara 300, chocolate malt and a touch of unmalted wheat create a robust porter base from which the blend of hops, featuring a dry-hopping just shy of three pounds per barrel, shine.
With an opaque, deep mahogany appearance, Flora Obscura presents aromas of subtle roast and chocolate malt brightened by aromas of berries, grapefruit/citrus and earthy pine. Prominent roasted malt characters lend balance and support to the bold hop profile before tapering to a lingering, slightly sweet finish.
Aroma – Bright, citrusy hops; subtle roast/chocolate malt
Malt – Roasted with notes of chocolate and coffee
Hops – Pronounced bitterness, floral/citrus aroma and flavor
Balance – Hops
Body – Medium
Alcohol by Volume – 5.8%
IBUs – 50
Color – 130 EBC
BBQ ribs, chocolate peanut butter cookies, blackened catfish, coconut cream pie
Flora Obscura debuts in the Greater Kansas City Area starting on January 8th (draft) and 9th (six-packs of 12oz bottles) with other regions to follow soon. Areas that typically see Boulevard seasonal beers like Snow & Tell and Hibiscus Gose should expect to receive Flora Obscura in the coming weeks.
- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer