Pangloss Porter: Worthy’s Tribute to the Prophet of Over-The-Top Optimism
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:55:00
On Valentine’s Day, the best possible day in the best of all possible years, we at Worthy Brewing, with our eyes wide shut and our brains drenched in oxytocin, offer up a special libation we call “Pangloss Porter.”
Pangloss – the unshakeable optimist in Voltaire’s 1759 novella Candide – preached in the face of unspeakable horrors that the evidence notwithstanding “all was for the best in this the best of all possible worlds.”
Take that Thomas Hobbes! Take your paradigm that we live in a state of “continual fear and danger of a violent death” and shove it. We at Worthy choose to embrace unfettered idealism, soaring optimism, and a utopian world in which children beg for more vegetables.
We will be releasing our merry treat on Thursday, February 13th. Don’t let the darkness intimidate: Pangloss Porter offers up a surprisingly smooth and delicious kiss. In lieu of pixie dust, our Wizard of Wort Chad Kennedy liberally sprinkled his brown porter base with a potent dose of toasted cocoa nibs. Just a touch of Nugget and Fuggle hops to remind you this is a beer not a chocolate shake.
Says the Wort Wizard: “We took an already great tasting porter and accentuated the chocolate malt flavor by adding over a pound and a half of roasted cocoa nibs to the conditioning tank. The notion here was to romance the chocolate flavor for all it’s worth.”
So, for that moment when you’ve had enough of the negativity, and just want a sweet ride into the warm embrace of blissitude, this porter’s for you.
“Stare Into the Abyss
And See the Light.”