Port Brewing Shark Attack
Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale
One of my favorite weeks in Television has begun, I’m talking about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Sharks have always been a source of both wonderment and fear for me. Legendary beasts of mythical proportions, I read and watched everything I could on them.
In fact, after watching Jaws, my first “scary” movie, it took me 3 years before I dared to swim past waist deep water while visiting the ocean. I scanned the water meticulously for signs of a fin before I even entered the dubious waters. Yet I always saved money for buying a shark tooth at a beach-side souvenir shop. I guess, in hopes, to get over the irrational fear of a shark attack. To honor this week, along with the majestic creatures as a whole, I review Port Brewing’s Shark Attack Double Red Ale.
This beer pours a medium deep amber hue with a dull white head. A definite ode to the name and the color of blood. The aroma swirls in my nose, reminiscent of light pine and grapefruit-y citrus. The first gulp comes with a huge hop splash, then finishes with a rich malt backbone. This beer is NOT for the faint of heart nor those of weak palate. The flavors are balanced, yet huge, and in a constant struggle over which taste will stay with you.
This beer would pair well with roasted & grilled meats, such as beef & game, and very stinky cheeses. Start your Shark Week right by picking up a bottle of this beer because it is only available on draft & in 22oz bottles.