started in Shoreditch, East London and was once the most popular beer
of England. It had quite a following in the United States as well.
There was even a Coors Golden Porter. Our Poughkeepsie Porter gets
its name from the town where James Vassar settled in 1793 and opened
a brewery that produced ale, beer and porter, about 15 gallons a day.
If the Vassar name sounds vaguely familiar it is probably not because
of the brewery but the college that received funding from James
son Matthew Vassar who took over the brewing operations after death of his
Poughkeepsie Porter contains 6.6 lbs Malt extract, 1.5 lb of milled grain
for steeping, vanilla beans, coffee, hops, priming sugar, fining agents
and a Wyeast Activator smack pack.
Each Bacchus Batches kit is formulated to produce a specific style of beer. Since the quality
and alpha acid in hops vary sometimes significantly from one year to
the next or from one bale to the next we adjust the varieties and
amounts of hops in Bacchus Batches kit to provide consistent results.