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Port Brewing Midnight Expression

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Port Brewing Midnight Expression

Port Brewing Midnight Expression
Port Brewing Company - San Marcos, CA

This dark lager was originally named Moon Lit Sessions after Moonlight Beach in SoCal's beachside Encinitas, not far from the brewery's home in inland San Marcos. Schwarz means black in German, and this Schwarzbier by Port Brewing co-founder and world-renowned brewer Tomme Arthur pours jet black with a mocha-colored head. Its roasted aroma is joined by notes of light cocoa and citrusy hops. While the taste is dominated by roasted malts, you'll also notice hints of chocolate, a slight smokiness, coffee and caramel. At only 5.5 percent ABV, it's an easy-drinking lager that can be enjoyed while watching the waves roll in at midnight under a full moon.

Style: Schwarzbier
ABV:
5.5 percent
Price:
$3.99 / 22 oz. bottle

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