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Beers by Bill: Dooley's Belated Porter
Switchback Brewing Company Dooley's Belated Porter

I can still remember the day I walked up to Chris Dooley as he was cleaning parts at the sink to ask him what kind of beer he’d like to make next. As our first employee Dooley got to choose. He wanted to make a porter, and happily we both agreed to use Deschutes Black Butte Porter as our gold standard for what a porter can be. Switchback’s porter is on the hoppy side, being a 100% Simcoe beer. Little did we know at the time how popular Simcoe would become for IPAs. We just liked using this hop in our Ale and wanted to exploit its aroma qualities for the porter. But with a big malt backbone and the unusual use of flaked barley, the beer drinks with a smooth balance.

Not having enough brewing capacity to keep up with Ale sales, the beer development had quite a few delays. In fact, by the time we were ready to do a full blown release of our porter it had been five years since Dooley and I had first talked about it. Which is how our fanciful name “Dooley’s Belated Porter” came about. It is important to note that Dooley himself is still alive and kicking. Only the porter was belated.

Bill Cherry
Brewery Owner/Brewmaster

Switchback Brewing Co. Releases Combo Packs

Switchback Brewing Co. beers will soon be available in Combo 12-Packs at local stores. The October release of the Combo Pack is the first time Switchback’s iconic stubby bottles will be available in a 12-pack. This exciting addition to the brewery’s offerings required brand new package construction and design. The challenge of efficiently uniting three beer varieties into a single box resulted in a unique packaging process involving equipment modifications and good ol’ fashioned manual labor by Switchback’s employee-owners.

The Combo Pack gives the consumers an opportunity to purchase an assortment of quality Switchback beers at a lower price and allows the rotating special beers to have more availability to the market.

Switchback Brewing Company Combo Pack

And good things come in Combo Packs!

The first Combo Packs to be released will contain six Switchback Ale, three Citra-Pils Keller Bier, and three Dooley’s Belated Porter in 12oz stubby bottles. Switchback Ale—the number one selling draught beer in Vermont — is a staple for many customers. The Citra-Pils, launched year-round in January, is a clean, refreshing pilsner style lager, dry-hopped with Citra hops, giving it bright lemony citrus notes. Dooley’s Belated Porter exhibits bold, roasted flavors and a smooth finish featuring a single hop variety, Simcoe. The Porter is the first of a few rotating beers to be featured in the Combo Pack, depending on the time of year. Like all Switchback beers, all three varieties are 100% naturally carbonated and left unfiltered.