Topic Archives: Vanilla Beans

Posted in New Releases, The Bruery

The Bruery Mash & French Toast, no utensils required

The Bruery Mash & French Toast

Expanding the “mash” series month is The Bruery Mash & French Toast. Breakfast beers are here to stay.

The Bruery’s “Mash” series is based around a barleywine ale Mash, that is nuanced with a variety of favors. Other examples include Mash & Coconut, Mash & Grind, and Mash & Vanilla.

As for The Bruery Mash & French Toast, this is your breakfast beer of choice. The barleywine has been bourbon barrel-aged, with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and maple syrup.

If the allure of rich, caramelized notes or maple character don’t rouse you out of bed, the wafts from our brewer’s kitchen will, summoning you with nutmeg and cinnamon spices and warm vanilla character. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and Mash & French Toast. No utensils required.

Now for the bad news. The Bruery Mash & French Toast is only available to Reserve Society members.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Reserve Society Release.
Debut: January, 2017

13.4% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases

Love breakfast beer? Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout bottles debut

Wicked Weed French Toast

Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout has transitioned from a Pub Can release, to full bottle production. Originally the first can release by the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery.

Fans of having beer for breakfast will throughly enjoy this one. Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout is brewed with cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla beans.

The scuttle of dried leaves blowing across the sidewalk; brisk, cool days filled with invigorating mountain air; the sweet, welcoming scent of French Toast cooking in our families’ kitchen: This is winter, and French Toast Imperial Stout is the perfect accompaniment to the season. This robust, dark stout is finely complimented by zesty cinnamon, smooth vanilla, and the comforting sweetness of only the best maple syrup. Cheers to the season!

Wicked Weed French Toast Imperial Stout is available in 16.9 ounce bottles in January, 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (Cinnamon, Vanilla, Maple Syrup)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Latest Release: January, 2017

8.8% ABV

Wicked Weed French Toast cans

The original Wicked Weed French Toast Pub Can. PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Headlines, Seasonal Return, The Bruery

The Bruery White Chocolate will be distributed in 2017

The Bruery White Chocolate

The Bruery White Chocolate, a decadent bourbon barreled beer brewed with vanilla beans, will be distributed for the first time in 2017.

The name might scream imperial stout, however the base beer is actually a wheat wine, aged 100% in bourbon barrels for a year with vanilla beans and cacao nibs. The Bruery affectionately refers to this beer as “white oak sap,” as it 100% bourbon barrel-aged and is the wheat wine component of now retired White Oak ale.

After nearly a year in used bourbon barrels, the beer comes out rich in coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of this beer, we’ve added cacao nibs and fresh vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate…hence the name.

 

Earlier we reported that the alcohol by volume of this beer was 16.6% (as stated on the brewery’s website.) The future release of this beer will be 13.8%, allowing most states to sell it.

The Bruery White Chocolate will be available in 750 milliliter bottles.

Style: Wheatwine (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Current Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI

Latest Return: Mid-2017

16.6% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

Ed Note: Corrected mention of “White Oak Sap” as it has never been released publicly. ABV was also updated. 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing, New Releases

Vanilla, chocolate & coffee make Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout

Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout

Expect this one to pour like motor oil. Meet Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout.

Just as the can says, this imperial stout is brewed with fresh vanilla beans, dark chocolate from local French Broad Chocolates, and Organic Dynamite Roasting Company coffee beans. The sum of the parts means one big decadent way to start off the new year.

…coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this dessert beer.

Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout will be available in 16 ounce cans starting January 6th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Beans, Coffee)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 1/2/16

8% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head, Headlines

Coming next year: Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

One of America’s strongest imperial stouts Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, will be a bit different when it rolls around again in 2017.

November, as the weather is getting colder, Dogfish Head unleashes World Wide, an imperial stout that usually ranges from 15% to 20% alcohol by volume. The beast has been making a seasonal appearance (almost every year) since 1999. From an off-centered bunch like Dogfish Head, perhaps a change is in order.

Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout is coming next fall. The dark and roasty sipping beer will be aged in oak with vanilla beans.

We took our World Wide Stout and aged it in our giant oak tanks, alongside some Madagascar vanilla beans. Drooling? ‘Cause we are.

Expect bottles and draft of Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout to be available a little earlier in 2017, around August.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Aug-Nov.
Debut: August, 2017

15-20% ABV

Posted in Baderbrau, Don't Miss This

Spotlight: Baderbrau Christmas Bliss

Baderbrau Christmas Bliss

Christmas in a can might be the best way to describe Baderbrau Christmas Bliss.

Baderbrau, a small brewery located on Wasbash Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, has a little can of Christmas for you. We can only assume the Chocolate Orange candy weighs a bit heavy on the inspiration for this Baderbrau creation. Terry’s, a British chocolatier, created the Chocolate Orange back in 1932. Their heavy advertising around the Christmas holiday turned it into a massive seasonal favorite in the U.K. 80 years later it is popular all over the world.

Since rich chocolate, fruits and candy are a seasonal staple this time of year, why can’t beer be the same? A Baltic porter serves as the backdrop for hints of orange and vanilla that Baderbrau has added. For as rich as this beer is, it’s far from heavy. Pints of this are easy to put down.

Tis the season of drinking with friends and family, and Baderbrau most certainly created Bliss with that idea in mind.

Baderbrau Christmas Bliss is available seasonally in 12 ounce cans and draft.

Style: Baltic Porter (w/ Orange, Vanilla)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Release:

 

Posted in Lost Abbey, Seasonal Return

Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego is back in rum filled action

Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego 2016

Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego is returning to the brewery’s lineup once again in December, with a few changes in tow.

The beer was a big hit when it was released in 2015, and Tomme Arthur and brewery crew knew it had to be brewed again. Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego (2016) features a new twist – cherries, vanilla beans, and cacao nibs. It spent a full 14 months in rum barrels.

“We were really happy with last year’s version but we wanted to add a bit more complexity to help bring the rum notes out with this year’s batch.” – Tomme Arthur, co-founder, The Lost Abbey

In order to have more of Santo to go around, the Lost Abbey is making this release draft only. The big 13.5% rum barreled monster hits distribution in December. Happy hunting.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cherries, Cacao NibsBarrel Aged. Rum.)
Availability: Draft Only (2016 Release)
Latest Return: December, 2016

12.5% ABV