Peppermint Porter

Beau’s & Big Rig Brewery’s collaboration Peppermint Porter is a holiday treat! This is a dark ale with rich chocolate malt undertones that are echoed with the addition of cocoa nibs, and complemented with clean, cool peppermint in the finish. Matthew O’Hara of Beau’s and Lon Ladell of Big Rig designed the recipe together and brewed it up at Beau’s.

Peppermint Porter
5.4% • Wild Oats No. 50


Porter beer originated in London as a beer style that attempted to bring together the best qualities of the favourite local beers – we thought this was a rather good reason for Beau’s and Big Rig to brew one together! We love the camaraderie of the craft beer scene in Ontario, and the friends we have made along this journey. We’re happy to call Lon Ladell of Big Rig one of them, and extra-happy we have this tasty collaborative beer to show for it. A toast to friendship!


This deliciously dry porter displays rich dark malt character with chocolaty notes augmented by the use of cocoa nibs, and complemented by clean, cool peppermint in the finish. In fact, this beer is richer and cooler than Matt and Lon put together.


Slow-braised lamb shoulder with mint & date chutney; spicy lamb meatballs with minted béarnaise; chocolate & chèvre pudding cakes


  • “Peppermint Porter” Cocoa-Chèvre Pudding Cakes
  • “Peppermint Porter” Spicy Lamb Meatballs with Minted Béarnaise

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 5.4%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley malts, organic cocoa nibs, organic dried peppermint leaves, organic hops, brewer’s yeast.
  • MALTS: Pale Ale, Munich, Chocolate, Caramunich, Carafa, Caraaroma (all organic)
  • HOPS: Organic Perle
  • IBU’S: 31
  • OG: 13.1°P
  • FG: 3.1°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 9-12° C
  • GLASSWARE: Willi