Peralta Porter pours out a very dark brown color, nearly black, with cola colored highlights and a tan colored head. The aroma is a combination of roasted malts, cocoa, with hints of coffee. The porter’s flavor is a mix of caramel and roasted malts, with touches of chocolate and coffee. There’s a moderate level of hop bitterness that provides enough balance for the malts. This is a medium bodied beer, with a dry finish, and a fizzy carbonation level.

The Peralta Adobe is the oldest building in San José. The adobe was built in 1797, and is named after Luis María Peralta, its most famous resident. The Peralta family (the 17-year old Luis, his father, mother and three siblings) was part of the group of settlers that arrived in Alta California with Juan Bautista de Anza on his 1776 expedition. This group of settlers subsequently helped found the Presidio of San Francisco, Mission Santa Clara, and the Pueblo of San Jose.

6.2% ABV, 40 IBUs