Bourbon Barrel-Aged Superior Vanilla Porter
From, at the latest, 1721 and up until today, the Porter is an appreciated constant. This is our barrel-aged vanilla ode to it. Our raising of the glass to celebrate it. Dark!
Porter is a style of beer that we always want to brew. It’s probably the best for any occasion-beer style out there. But to be honest, Porters are a hard sell. There’s almost an equivalent to how much we, the beer-drinking public, say we love them and how seldom we buy them. So, no matter our ambition, porters always seem to slip our minds when it’s time for a new brew.
That being said, last year, we let our love for the style triumph over the rationale of spreadsheets, and we decided to go for something classic. We brewed a porter! We went for a slightly dry, moderately bitter, light, lightly roasted, coffeesque, vailed chocolaty little number. Not too sweet. Not too heavy. Just right. And after putting most of it in cans. We stored away some in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. Then, we added vanilla.
The holidays are soon upon us, and this beer is a winter warmer if there ever was one. Ho ho ho!