Once upon a time some crafty Germans became so fond of English Porter they decided to steal the recipe for themselves and brew it with German ingredients: Dehusked malts, German hops and Alt yeast. In honor of these clever Deutschlanders, we are proud to present Master Thief. It is sure to steal your heart with its dark complexion and subtle coffee flavors. Master Thief is a beer that we have modeled based on descriptions and artistic freedoms from a style of beer all but lost over time. The Porter originated in England in the 18th century. It became a popular drink among the roughneck dock workers and porters. Around 1900 a German brewer named Friedrich Hoepfner decided to produce a version of porter for the Germans.