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Porter Ale--what is it and can I get it at the LCBO

faijay Oct 2, 2006 04:19 AM

I am making a braised short rib recipe that calls for Porter Ale. I am not a beer maven and have no idea what this is. Is it available in Ontario at the LCBO and if so what are the brand names and the best brand to buy. TIA.

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  1. Josh RE: faijay Oct 2, 2006 07:49 AM

    Someone else just posted this same question.


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    1. re: Josh
      faijay RE: Josh Oct 2, 2006 12:56 PM

      So I saw this morning. I'll go to our liquor store to see if they sell it.

      1. re: faijay
        julesrules RE: faijay Oct 2, 2006 02:15 PM

        I think you are most likely to find the Fuller's here in Toronto but let us know what you do find.

        Locally, Mill St (in the Distillery district) makes a coffee porter but it has a strong coffee flavour so I don't think I will use it for that recipe even though they are my favourite brewery.

        1. re: julesrules
          Kevin B RE: julesrules Oct 2, 2006 07:29 PM

          Slightly off topic, is C'est What still around? I went to a baseball game in Toronto a good 5+ years ago and went there and they had a coffee porter that I still haven't found one better.

          1. re: Kevin B
            PaulV RE: Kevin B Oct 3, 2006 03:41 AM

            They are indeed....http://www.cestwhat.com/

            I have good memories of their coffee porter, although the Mill St. porter is excellent as well.

            The C'est What Hemp Ale just popped up here in Ottawa in the LCBO recently. I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list.

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