Baltic Thunder Finally Debuts
Victory Baltic Thunder debuts tomorrow at the Drafting Room in Exton and Joe Sixpack has the details and beer geeks have the shakes.
So, what is Baltic porter?
The story goes that the British introduced Russia’s Catherine the Great to their strong (or stout) porter. They fortified their dark ale with even more alcohol to survive shipment to freezing St. Petersburg, and imperial stout was born. Not all the beer made it to Russia.
Port cities in Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland and elsewhere took a swallow and then added their own twist. Showing their German roots, Baltic brewers reproduced the inky porter with lager yeast that ferments at cooler temperatures.