return of the rivers

Style: Robust Porter

One of the finest parts of Boise livin’ is the spread of the seasons- a long, cold winter followed by a cool, gradual spring that brightens into a short but intense summer that burns into a lasting and relaxing autumn. Towards the end of winter Boise folk are ready for the return of the sun and all that it brings. Drawing inspiration from this time of year and a poem from our favorite writer, Richard Brautigan, we developed Return of the Rivers porter- rich, deep and perfect for sweeping out the winter and ushering in the spring.

All the rivers run into the sea;
yet the sea is not full;
unto the place from whence the rivers come,
thither they return again.It is raining today
in the mountains.It is a warm green rain
with love
in its pockets
for spring is here,
and does not dream
of death.
     Birds happen music
like clocks ticking heaves
in a land
where children love spiders,
and let them sleep
in their hair.A slow rain sizzles
on the river
like a pan
full of frying flowers,
and with each drop
of rain
the ocean
begins again.

Geek Speak:

5.6% alcohol by volume

20 IBU

Malts:

NW 2-row, Crystal 75º, chocolate malt, black malt

Hops:

Idaho grown Bravo, Chinook, Cascade

Adjuncts:

 

Contains NO Animal Products


Pairings:

Vegan – Acme Bakeshop sourdough toast with DOMA coffee, veggie stew

Omnivore – Gorgonzola cheeseburger, beef stew, dark chocolate with almonds and sea salt

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