Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) announced this week that they are releasing Stone Vanilla Bean Porter as an exclusive offering to be found in the new Stone Cabin Fever Mixed 12 Pack.
As summer shifts to autumn and temperatures begin to dip, there is a tendency for beer lovers to seek comfort and refuge in full-bodied styles such as Porters and Stouts. To honor this annual transition of stylistic preference, Stone Brewing is debuting Stone Vanilla Bean Porter to pair beautifully with “post-mountain hot-tub dips, roaring fires, bear skin rugs, and someone special for…you get the idea.” Brewed with whole Madagascar vanilla beans, this rich Porter rocks an alluring vanilla aroma that is gracefully complemented by “a delicate creaminess and palate-seducing softness.” Chocolate malts then provide supportive notes of cocoa and coffee to add another level of decadence. Coming in at an incredibly reasonable 5.9% ABV, Stone Vanilla Bean Porter is an extremely drinkable option to be enjoyed all season long.
“We have played with many ingredient additions in our porters over the years and love the versatility of this beer,” said Jeremy Moynier, Senior Manager, Innovation Program and Supply Chain. “We first added vanilla beans back in 2006 in a cask and loved the results so much we would do small runs of this beer from time to time. Recently we tried out this new version through our pilot system to see what our fans thought and we got our best response to date! It seemed obvious to do it on the large scale to get it out there so even more people could enjoy it.”
Stone Vanilla Bean Porter is available in 12 oz. bottles found exclusively within the newly released Stone Cabin Fever Mixed 12 Pack – joining Stone Coffee Milk Stout, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 and Stone Delicious IPA in the pack – and on draft. Look for this offering and the mixed 12-pack at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida and other markets within Stone Brewing’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Stone Vanilla Bean Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
Availability – Limited/Seasonal, officially released on September 19
ABV – 5.9%
IBUs – 53
Hops – Chinook, Magnum, Idaho 7, Motueka & Azacca
Packaging – 12 oz. bottles found exclusively in Stone Cabin Fever Mixed 12 Pack and on draft
Distribution – AL, FL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, 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 and WI
Fun Fact – Whole Madagascar vanilla beans are the world’s second most expensive spice.