The unmistakable energy and color of Miami culture is so pervasive when you’re there that it’s easy to forget the rest of the world exists.
It’s probably a good thing not everyone forgot that. That’s why I was a little surprised when Miami’s J. Wakefield Brewing created a year-round porter and named it the decidedly un-Miami Union Jack Porter (Porter, 7% ABV).
If you don’t know, the Union Jack is the name of the flag of Great Britain. Knowledge!
It fits, since this is more of a classic English Porter with a slight roughness carrying the weight of a dark, heavy, and slightly smoky grain bill. It’s thick and chewy, and has a lot of coffee and char notes with a slightly noticeable hop presence.
That flavor also tends to linger a bit on the palate. It’s an aggressive beer, no doubt, but one that carries a complex list of flavors for those brave enough to drink it.
And it looks like they are always going to have this on tap, which is great for my dark beer readers.
See? Miami’s not always about bright colors…
Drink Florida Craft,