Wasatch Brewery has entered the bottled nitro craft beer category with its new release of Polygamy Nitro Porter, making it the second brewery in the country to finesse these tiny bubbles into a bottle. This nitrogenated Porter is 6 percent ABV, soft and creamy.
Bottled nitrogenated beers require extensive research and development. “Our new Polygamy Nitro Porter has been a tremendously exciting project for all of us at the brewery,” said Wasatch founder Greg Schirf. “We spent more than a year testing and retesting the technology of injecting nitrogen into our Polygamy Porter, resulting in my favorite beer experience.”
To date there are less than a handful of breweries successfully packaging nitrogenated craft beers.
“Getting nitrogen to pour properly in a bottle is about a hundred times more challenging than nitrogenating a keg,” Schirf said. “I could not be prouder of our guys putting their cumulative brewery experience of more than a hundred years together and pulling off a game-changing achievement in the craft brewing industry. You really have to try it to fully appreciate the love.”
The Wasatch Polygamy Nitro Porter aroma comes off as cocoa in the nose from the use of chocolate malt. The silky smooth texture and mouthfeel is provided by fine nitrogen bubbles.
Enjoying the ultimate experience of nitro beers requires an aggressive approach. “Pour it harder into your favorite glass and enjoy watching a bazillion little nitrogen bubbles make their way to the top of the glass,” said brewmaster Dan Burick. “Watch the beautiful dark mahogany fluid that is Polygamy Porter cascading through the rising bubbles. This necessary foreplay creates a dense head of foam that invites you to enjoy a silky smooth Porter.”
Stop by the Wasatch Brewery website for more details.