We promised we’d get back to Supper’s Harvest Week. Tonight the South Street restaurant is tapping Dock St. Man Full of Trouble Porter cask-aged in apple brandy barrels.
First, a small quantity of Man Full of Trouble was aged for several months in an emptied Apple Brandy oak barrel. Â Then, like the old vatted Porters of England and Ireland, the beer was blended with “stale” beer which had been aged and for over a year. Â During this time the “stale” beer acquired a strong acidity from wild yeasts and bacteria. Â The result of the blend is a complex and delicious brew with notes of caramel, espresso and chocolate balanced by hints of apples and brandy along with a tart and “wild” acidity lent by the stale beer.
Supper is also debuting their new Farm House Table this week. The tableÂ seats eight people and is available for one seating, per evening Monday through Thursday. The Farm House table can be reserved for $50 per person and a special family style three-courseÂ supperÂ will be served.