Between Land and Sea Porter by Harbour Brewing Co
Harbour Brewing's take on a classic oatmeal porter using all British malt and hops. Aromas of chocolate and smoked currants, with a palate of liquorice and bonfire toasted toffee that comes to a tobacco and lightly smoked finish.
The live tasting of this beer was on 10th June 2021 #BeerBods
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In 2011, over a pint in a Padstow pub, Rhys Powell and Eddie Lofthouse started hatching a plan to open their own brewery. It was the only thing the two of them could dream and talk about, apart from the only other love in their life; surfing.
Rhys had studied Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and was at the time a brewer at Sharp’s Brewery in Rock, North Cornwall. Eddie had been running the family business, The Atlantic Hotel in New Polzeath, just across the bay. So they knew how to make good beer and they knew how to sell it. Good start.
The next thing they needed was a name. They didn’t need to think too hard. After a quick glance out of the window at the fishing boats bobbing gently away, they settled on the name of the Harbour Brewing Company.
Then they headed inland to Bodmin, which is about as far from the sea as you can get in Cornwall, but from here they do have access to pure, unadulterated Cornish spring water which flows into a state of the art brewing facility funded by Harbour’s main investor, Richard Rowse, of Rowse Honey fame.
Eddie is still at the helm, leading a 15-strong team including James Rylance who left Redchurch Brewery to head up Harbour’s R&D work, and Stuart Howe who oversees production and came with a stellar reputation from Sharp’s Brewery where he mastered Doom Bar in its heyday.
For tonight’s beer we have Between Land and Sea Porter, Harbour’s take on a modern classic oatmeal porter using all British malt and hops. Aromas of chocolate and smoked currants, with a palate of liquorice and bonfire toasted toffee with a lightly smoked finish.