Halifax's Propeller Brewing Company has a new (nope, just newly noticed by me) London Style Porter. A very nice, smooth, tasty dark addition to the local brew scene. The Propeller website states:
A dark full-flavoured beer but smoother and less bitter than stout. Made with softened water, Propeller London Porter is a blend of pale, roasted and chocolate malts, hopped with English and North American varieties.
Alan adds: I love this beer and I wish we had something in the porter style in Ontario. All BAers love it. We have a bunch of "darks" which is sort of a euphemism in Ontario for weak porter - except for Neustadt's take on it with those Kiwi hops...ok. and maybe Hockley. Propeller is one of the best brewers in Canada and sadly does not get its product much past Fredericton, New Brunswick. Their ESB was here four years ago but that was it. No doubt the LCBO had to made shelf space for twelve more identical eastern European lagers. When we head east later this year, the truck is coming back with a load of Propeller in it.