Drink of the Week: Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter

peanut-butter-cup-porter-drink of the weekAdmittedly, this beer sounds a little odd, maybe even gimmicky. But trust us—it’s delicious. Karl Strauss Brewing Co. debuted their Peanut Butter Cup Porter at the 2012 San Diego Beer Week, and it became so popular that it’s now brewed as a recurring fall seasonal. Caramel and chocolate malts create a rich, toasty base, balanced by the perfect amount of bitterness from Palisade hops. Cocoa nibs and peanut flavoring add the unmistakable aroma and flavor of a chocolate peanut butter cup without being at all cloying. Instead the toasty, nutty, chocolatey flavors pair together as perfectly as, well, chocolate and peanut butter. And with the opening of their new L.A. brewpub earlier this week, there are even more opportunities to enjoy this unforgettable brew.