Port RoyalMarch 1, 2010 San Pedro Sula, Honduras
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Imported by: G.K. Skaggs
Available: CA, WA, NJ, NY, PA, VA, MD, NC, FL, AL, IL, MI, MN, LA, TX, NV, CO
Cerveceria Hondurenas is a SABMiller subsidiary located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Original gravity: n/a
A persistent, freezing rain pounds the window outside. Palm shaded beaches, fluffy clouds and a boat reflecting the silvery sea beckon Port Royal (Honduras, the label tells me in tiny type). The color of paradise is sun-drenched straw with a sparse head. Clean describes the nonchalant nose, and moderate mouthfeel. A sprightly effervescence saves the day, providing just enough character to accompany conch cocktail, ceviche and shrimp salad. Winter weather can be a beach. Just warm up with well chilled Port Royal.
- Charles Finkel
In this day and age, another light lager imported into the U.S. in a green bottle reminds of one of Yogi Berra’s famous lines, “Nobody goes anymore, it’s too crowded.” Light, clear lager having somewhat of a wine-like and corn aroma: not unpleasant. Overwhelming initial sweet flavor assassinates the simple hop bitterness that follows. Refreshing lager from a tropical climate. It may work in Honduras, but here in the U.S., I reckon it’s destined to find a niche wherever Hondurans meet and celebrate. Take me to a Honduran beach and you’ll see me with Port Royal.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.