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West Sixth Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter

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Your Daily Pint for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 is: WEST SIXTH PAY IT FORWARD COCOA PORTER

What it is: a 7%-ABV porter brewed with cocoa nibs.

What it tastes like: Roasted malts and smooth chocolate hit the nose. Rich cocoa fills out a smooth porter sip; a slight roasted malts edge sharpens the wash of chocolate and toasted malts; a nice, clean bitter finish wraps up the sip.

Look at that can! That’s the 32-ounce Crowler, the newest take-away vessel sweeping the craft beer world. This single-use can, designed by Oskar Blues and Ball Corporation, is essentially a canned version of a growler. Brewpubs can fill and seal these things with draft pours, so you no longer have to worry about sanitizing your own growler. Here: Let Oskar Blues fill you in on the details. Though we scored a Crowler, PIY Cocoa Porter will be available in sixer bottles starting September.

Beer for a cause: For each sixer, West Sixth will donate 50-cents to non-profits in communities where the beer is sold. So, you can enjoy a few pours of this rich, chocolaty beer and feel good about yourself, too.


Chris Staten is DRAFT’s beer editor. Follow him on Twitter at @DRAFTbeereditor and email him at chris.staten@draftmag.com.


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