The King's Ransom
The King’s Ransom is a strong, chocolaty Baltic Porter with a 10.2 percent ABV that we brewed last December as a collaboration brew with Other Half Brewing, a brewery we love and respect based out of Brooklyn, NY. In order to develop a rich and silky character, The King’s Ransom has a big, complex malt bill that features several types of dark or roasted malt in addition to the crystal and Munich malts. Although the brew does not contain any smoked malt, after its fermentation it developed a smooth, smoky quality.
The name The King’s Ransom was agreed on while we listened to a Blackstar album during the brewing process with the brewer's from Other Half. The name is a nod to Mos Def’s first verse in the track “Re:Definition”.