Monday, November 21, 2011

Twisted Pine set to release 2011 Northstar Imperial Porter

Twisted Pine BrewingThose in the Northern hemisphere should never get lost at night if they follow the North Star. Twisted Pine seems to know that if you follow their Northstar (Imperial Porter that is) then you'll never be lost for finding a good rich dark brew. One of Twisted Pine Brewing Company's favorite annual beer releases happens next week. Read the details in their recent Press Release below.

Northstar Imperial Porter Returns to Twisted Pine
Twisted Pine’s winter seasonal set to guide beer lovers towards true north

Boulder, Colorado – November 21st 2011 – As winter settles in around Boulder, Colorado, fans of Twisted Pine Brewing Company are bristling with the excitement that surrounds the annual release of the brewery’s Northstar Imperial Porter. The Baltic-style porter will make its 2011 debut on December 1st to a select few ticket holders for the vertical tasting which coincides yearly with the beer’s release. The highly regarded ale will be available to the public at large beginning December 2nd.

Northstar, which carries a 98 on, is black as a moonless night and gives off an aroma of toffee and dark fruit laced with licorice. Once the porter hits the palate, the tongue dances to notes of chocolate-covered raisins which harmonize well with subtle traces of roasted nuts and molasses. The beer is dry enough to punctuate the flavors with a crisp finish, while just silky enough to leave a stamp of the epic experience behind for a while. An ABV of 9.1% provides a slight warming glow that grows up the chest as the ale drops in the glass. Northstar was awarded a gold medal at the 2010 Colorado State Fair, a silver in the 2006 World Beer Cup, and a bronze in 2008’s State Fair.

Twisted Pine NorthstarA great beer for the cellar, Northstar ages gracefully, which has led to the increasing popularity and decreasing availability of tickets for the brewery’s fourth annual vertical tasting. Starting with the 2004 vintage, participants will have the opportunity to sample nearly every version since, plus a few other porter varieties that the brewers have created for the occasion, all tastefully paired with small bites of food, cleverly crafted for accompaniment by the Twisted kitchen.

In addition to state-wide availability in Colorado, this year’s Northstar will find its way to Texas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska and Louisiana. Visit for more information on Twisted Pine and Northstar Imperial Porter.


Based in Boulder, Colorado Twisted Pine Brewing Company has been handcrafting beer since 1995. They are the brewers of such favorites as “Hoppy Boy IPA,” “Raspberry Wheat Ale” and “Billy’s Chilies.” The Ale House is a very popular local hangout and boasts 17 taps, 5 rotating. Twisted Pine is active with local charitable organizations and a strong believer in sustainable business practices. You can find more information at

Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3201 Walnut St. Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301

Related articles:
- Twisted Pine puckers up in December. (2009)
- The Northstar goes vertical at Twisted Pine. (2009)
- Twisted Pine American Amber Ale review.

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