Baltic Porter - Black Gold from Poland
Back to the celebration, it has been the 3rd edition of Baltic Porter Day and year after year the celebration is even more Magnificent. Craft breweries prepare their most hyped editions of porters, craft beer pubs put baltic porters from all over the world on their taps and all the guys who still live with their parents start a shitstorm about baltic porter superiority over other beer styles. During that very day, all beer community focuses on that one exact beer. On that special day I have visited Jabeerwocky, one of the most popular craft pub in Warsaw. I have to admit, they did their homework an prepared for the event very seriously as a result 6 different baltic porters have landed on taps and more than 40 distinct bottled versions of porter were exhibited on the bar, readily available to be drunk and marvel. They also had Imperium Prunum – the national treasure of polish brewing. No. 1 on ratebeer.com in Baltic Porter category. Imperium Prunum is a Baltic porter brewed with Suska Sechlońska (dried and smoked plum produced only in the southern region of Poland). Unfortunately, the brew made by Kormoran Brewery, that quality is appreciated by customers worldwide is pretty hard to obtain. In other words, it is easier to get stabbed in the church than to purchase one bottle of that dark nectar. As you can expect, I started my evening with that much-anticipated beer.
And that's how the Baltic Porter Day took place. The celebration of beer that tells much about history, tradition and national taste and therefore, it is as authentic as pierogi or polish pope. This unique beverage is about something more than just the beer itself and that is what makes it so special. That gives the example of how a simple glass of beer can tell you more than plenty of museums. True, you will not get any information about a place of origin. Instead, you will get the essence of it. And that's the most powerful message that a beer can contain. That's the massage of the Baltic porter, where the taste is just a beginning.