Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt. The name was first recorded in the 18th century and is thought to come from its popularity with street and river porters.
What was the first certified organic brewery in the United States?
The first certified organic brewery in the United States was Eel River Brewing Company in Fortuna, California. They were certified in 1999 after releasing their first organic ale, an Amber Ale, earlier that same year.
What is fresh hopping?
Fresh hopping is the addition of freshly harvested hops that have not yet been dried to different stages of the brewing process. Fresh hopping adds unique flavors and aromas to beer that are not normally found when using hops that have been dried and processed as usual. Fresh hopping is also called wet hopping.
Originally published in our Micro Brew News' Trivia Time, Butte Creek Brewing Co. edition.