Stone Vanilla Bean Porter has joined the Escondido, California brewery’s fall lineup.
In the past, Stone has released a vanilla bean based beer – Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean. Those that don’t mind a touch of smoke in their beer, loved it.
Stone Vanilla Bean Porter combines the flavors of a chocolate malt porter, with the world renown Madagascar Vanilla Bean. The brewery describes this beer as having a light creaminess, thanks to the world’s second most expensive spice, with chocolate and coffee undertones from the chocolate malt.
There’s nothing simple or run of the mill about this “little pod” cultivated from the finicky vines of the Indian Ocean islands vanilla orchids. The thousands of richly aromatic seeds buried inside each of these plump vanilla fruit pods became our beer-making muse for this vanilla bean chocolate malt porter recipe. Distinguished by the Madagascar vanilla bean, this lux ingredient imparts a delicate creaminess and palate-seducing softness. Additionally, its presence heightens the roundness of the chocolate undertones and hints of coffee typically associated with beers this style. Dripping in the world’s second-most expensive spice, this porter is extremely drinkable with just the right amount of vanilla bean richness and deepness.
Stone Vanilla Bean Porter is available on draft, and in 12 ounce bottles; part of the brewery’s Cabin Fever Mixed Pack.
Style: Porter (w/ Vanilla Beans)
Hops: Chinook, Magnum, Idaho 7, Motueka and Azacca
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: AK, AR, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA WI
Debut: Late September, 2016