This was the beer that Val ordered at The Corner Foodery. I’ve never had shoo-fly pie, but after some research, found that it is popular in the Pennsylvania Dutch community and is a molasses filled pie. It only makes sense that a brewery in Lancaster County would make a beer based off of it.
Style: English Porter
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This brew is loaded with eight different malts and grains and, like shoo fly piec, a generous measure of Lancaster County blackstrap molasses. Malt forward and lightly hopped, this deep, dark brew has a medium/full body, subtle smoky sweetness and hint of vanilla on the finish.”
Random: This is available from September to October, in kegs and four packs, and may be available on nitro at select places.
This beer poured with a one finger, tan head that dissipated slowly. It left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with no visible carbonation due to how dark the beer was. The nose had a significant roasty presence with smoke and dark malts. I didn’t pick up much else. The taste had a bit more depth. It started with milk chocolate and then went into sweetness from the molasses. It had less smoke than the nose. The mouthfeel was thick and creamy with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with the dark malts and chocolate. I didn’t mind the beer and had no issues drinking it, but since I’ve never had shoo-fly pie, I didn’t know what to expect. For me, this was a middle of the road porter that I’m glad I got to try, but won’t feel a need to revisit.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0