Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced the release of Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout as the brewery’s newest Limited Release offering.
The newly released Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout arrives as a revamped take on the fan-favorite World Wide Stout. Starting with the original, 18-year-old recipe that boasts “a ridiculous amount of barley”, the brewers at Dogfish Head then added a fresh layer of complexity by aging the Stout in “real 10,000 gallon oak tanks with heaps of [whole Madagascar] vanilla beans.” This treatment produces a 16% ABV Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout that possesses “a wonderfully authentic tapestry of roasted malty, toasted vanilla flavors with subtle coffee notes.”
“When we first began brewing World Wide Stout at our brewpub back in the winter of 1999, the first batch sold out in less than a week – and nearly 18 years later the response has continued to be amazing,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “At Dogfish, our raison d’être is to expand the boundaries of the typical beer experience by creating innovative beers made from fresh ingredients, so we decided to take a new spin on our popular stout by adding tons of whole Madagascar vanilla beans to the recipe. The addition of the beans enhances the coffee and chocolatey notes in the beer which we think our fans will enjoy.”
Today’s press release from the brewery declares that Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout has officially shipped out to distributors. You can expect to find this Limited Release brew available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution network (unfortunately, this does not include Alabama and any other state where this Stout exceeds ABV restrictions). Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout will not last long once it hits shelves, so be sure to keep a keen eye out for this brew while out on your next beer run. Prost!
Vital Information for Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Limited, late July 2017
Style – American Imperial Stout
ABV – 16%
IBUs – 70
Treatment – Aged in 10,000 gallon oak tanks with vanilla beans
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Suggested Food Pairings – Roasted venison, leg of lamb, cheesecake, chocolate mousse
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. FishFinder) – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder
Fun Fact – On aging Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout: ““’Like Fort and 120 Minute IPA, Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout only gets better in its golden years. With aging, you’ll find the heat of the booze fades into the background and the port notes and vanilla roastiness takes over,’ said Calagione. ‘Grab a few bottles, enjoy one now and lay the others down for a few years.'”