We got Reader’s Pick for Best Bar Food and Editor’s Pick of Best Beer Bar!
Can you believe it? 5 years!! It’s gone so fast and yet I feel like we’ve been here forever. I am proud to say we still have 6 original employees, who have been with us for 5 years! That’s 17% of 35 total employees! not bad for a beer bar!
So what has changed in 5 years?
We went from 19 drafts to 44!
We’ve gone from 100 bottles to over 800!
We added the vintage list and our fabulous private beer cellar!
We’ve been the best beer bar in the country in 2012 & 2011 according to ratebeer.com!
We’ve been a semi-finalist for Best Bar Program by James Beard foundation in 2012 & 2013!
And in 2013 we were featured on The Layover w/ Anthony Bourdain!
It’s been a good five years and with luck we will be looking at another good give years ahead!
Molly & Nick
P.S. Just for fun is our opening draft list below:
Allagash White Portland, ME 12oz/5% $4.00
coriander and orange with a creamy body
Wyder’s Dry Raspberry Cider Canada 12oz/5% $3.00
fruity nose, tart fresh raspberry flavor, the perfect farewell to summer
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale Athens, GA 16oz/7.4% $3.75
mellow pale ale with subtle rye flavor and a touch of hops
SweetWater 420 (Extra Pale Ale) Atlanta, GA 16oz/5.4% $3.75
an Atlanta classic, hoppy, but balanced
Weyerbacher Hops Infusion Easton, PA 12oz/6.2% $3.00
nice citrus upfront, with grass in the middle and earth in the finish
He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. Saratoga, NY 12oz/10% $5.00
copper/red color, citrusy hops with toffee finish
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA Milton, DE 12oz/6% $4.00
spicy citrus with conifer notes, heady nose
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA Milton, DE 12oz/9% $5.00
dark for an IPA, with a dried fruit richness to balance the intense grapefruit hops
La Chouffe Belgium .3L/8% $6.00
opaque golden color, touch of cinnamon with stone fruit flavors
Delirium Tremens Belgium .25L/9% $6.00
golden yellow, banana bread in a glass!
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Belgium .25L/10.5% $6.00
soft and warm at first like a chocolate kit kat, but with a roar like a lion
Terrapin Indian Brown Ale Athens, GA 16oz/6.2% $3.75
chestnut colored, hops cut the richness
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter Frederick, MD 12oz/7.8% $5.00
black in color, but sweet like cream n’ sugared coffee
Highland Oatmeal Porter Asheville, NC 16oz/5.8% $4.50
black with hints of chocolate, touch of hops
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Denver, CO 16oz/9.5% $5.25
oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee (did we mention delicious?)
Brasserie des Rocs Triple Impériale Belgium .3L/10% $7.00
dates, milk chocolate with plum finish
Spaten Optimator Germany 12oz/7.2% $3.75
doppelbock goodness, dark with roasty malt flavor
Uinta XIV Anniversary Barley Wine Salt Lake City, UT 12oz/9.8% $4.00
burnt caramel, dried fig, toffee notes
Weyerbacher Autumn Fest Easton, PA 12oz/6.1% $4.00
amber color, cinnamon caramel malts, restrained
In case you haven’t heard The Porter is participating in the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival for the 2nd time! This is an amazing foodie event that benefits Georgia Organics! There are sooo many great restaurants involved and it’s at the stylish White Provisions Complex on Howell Mill Rd. All the restaurants work with a local organic farmer to make amazing tomato themed dishes and there are also mixologists with tomato themed cocktails! It is a great time for everyone! You can buys your tickets here:
We hope to see you there!
Sunday, July 21st!
Hello All! We wanted to announce that in Summer of 2014 we will be publishing The Porter Beer Bar Cookbook! It will have recipes for all our favorite specials, plus the regular menu and some of Nick’s fancy stuff that he makes for Beer Dinners. We will also include a little history about The Porter and how we opened along with a few funny stories of lessons we learned along the way. We will keep you updated as we go, so stay tuned!
Molly & Nick
Book the Porter’s Beer Cellar! It seats upto 30 and all you have to do is spend a minimum of $500! Super easy!
Check out the details at http://www.theporterbeerbar.com/be-merry/beer-cellar-rental/
or email Joe to book! email@example.com
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Frank used to run food for us, before he became all famous!
I have no officially entered the 21st century with a video blog for The Porter Beer Bar. Below is a link, I will try and update it bi-monthly to start! So feel free to check it out, and remember this is only the first one, they’ll get better I swear!
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Wednesday November 16th from 6pm-9pm!
Since our kitchen is small we stagger our reservations so please specify what time (6, 6:15, 6:30 etc) you would like when making reservations.
$45 for four courses and beer pairings
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot!
Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner
Starter Beer: Sierra Nevada Glissade
Amuse: Incapsulated Oyster, celery mignonette, brunoise, celery froth, caviar
(Charlie, Fred and Ken Bock)
“Black and White”
homemade boudin noir, pommes, pickled cherry puffs
(Fritz and Ken’s)
foie gras stuffed plum, red wine braised cabbage, apple
sea salt, toasted cereal milk ice cream
(Jack and Ken’s)