Mettle & Mash

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BridgePort’s Fresh-Hopped IPA features 250 pounds of fresh Crystal hops from Sodbuster Farms in Woodburn, Oregon. The hops travel from the farm to our brewery within an hour, allowing us to lock in their fresh aromas and flavors.
ABV 7% | ORIGINAL GRAVITY 16.8 | IBUs 60

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Crème Brulee

Submitted By: D.P.
Hop Czar’s deep malty background complements burnt sweetness while citrus notes cut through creaminess.

Grilled Teriyaki Skirt Steak

Submitted By: Molly Gilbert
Kingpin’s bitter aroma make it suitable for any meat dish and the dry-hopped character of this ale adds complexity to sweet, smoky sauces.

A Classic Cheeseburger

Submitted By: Basso
What beer doesn’t go well with a Burger? Pick a tangy cheese such as a sharp cheddar that will play off of Kingpin’s bitterness.

Grilled Lamb

Submitted By: M. Taylor
The smoky sweetness of grilled lamb finds complement in the deep malty background and bitterness of Bridgeport’s imperial IPA.

Artisanal Blue Cheese

Submitted By: Jess A.
The czar's floral notes add delicate complexity to pungent cheeses while bitterness balances the creamy mouthfeel.

Grilled Salmon

Submitted By: S. Murray
The crisp finish of Blue Heron pairs beautifully with fresh grilled salmon, especially when prepared with citrusy or Asian-inspired glazes or marinades.

Bananas Foster

Submitted By: S.S.
The round, soft palate feel of Blue Heron make it a delightful companion to the cold, sugary and spicy flavors of this old-school dessert.

Spicy Curry

Submitted By: Ali F.
Full hoppy flavor stand up to the strong, often palate-disabling heat of Indian curries.

Gorgonzola & Cambozola

Submitted By: Adam Smith
The bitterness of IPA brings out spicy flavors in some of the more aggressive cheeses.

Carrot Cake

Submitted By: Andrea
Bold sweet desserts such as carrot cake are matched by the bold hoppy flavors of Bridgeport’s award winning IPA.