General Order NO. 99 Reserve Porter (500ml btl)
General Order No. 99, issued by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels in 1914, banished all alcohol from Naval bases. We hereby rescind the order on Mare Island. This is our finest porter, aged in former whiskey and pinot noir wine barrels for six months, blended, and then bottle-conditioned to perfection in a historic bomb shelter on Mare Island. Intense, with hints of chocolate, coffee, fresh-milled grain, vanilla spice, toast, and a distant, elegant echo of fine whiskey, this limited-production reserve brew has balance yet heft on the palate, with creaminess derived from extended barrel and bottle aging. You have your orders.
First (and often only) access to General Order No. 99 is through our Yardbird Club.
Malts: Maris Otter, Bisquit, Chocolate Malt, Flaked Oats, Roasted Wheat, Beechwood Smoked Barley, Oak Smoked Wheat, Special B Malt.
Hops: Centennial, East Kent Goldings, Goldings, Willamette.
Barrel Program: former whiskey and Pinot noir for 6+ months.
Bottle-Conditioned: in a Mare Island bomb shelter.