East Aurora brewery 42 North has previously released its flagship Borderland IPA, as well as its lower-ABV Creekside Session IPA. This time, they’re going with a darker, non-hoppy beer by releasing Asylum Porter (6.8 percent ABV) in 16-ounce cans.
The beer is named for the iconic Richardson Olmsted Complex, which was constructed in the late 1800s as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. The brewery, located at 25 Pine St., includes wood from the Richardson-Olmsted Complex in its ceiling.
Asylum Porter was awarded a silver medal in the U.S. Beer Cup this past summer. The brewery describes the beer as a robust porter with plenty of intense dark malt flavors such as chocolate and coffee, finishing with notes of dark fruits, balanced by a soft bitterness.
The can’s design features the towers of the Richardson Complex and a vintage Buffalo map circa 1901. The cans are available from 42 North’s taproom.
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