In this beer blog, we are going to sample out Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. Breckenridge Brewery started in 1990 became the third brewery to open in Colorado by Richard Squire. They are being sold in thirty-two states right now. This is a great brewery and they make several different beers. Let us get into the beer.
This everyday porter has a jet black color with a semi white head on it. There is a vanilla, toffee, and chocolate smell to the beer. The taste is a sweet chocolate and vanilla with a medium dry vanilla bean aftertaste. This is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.breckbrew.com):
Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grows the perfect ingredient for an extraordinary Porter brewed in Colorado. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure.
Beer Style: Herb and spice beer Flavor: Smooth Roasted Chocolate with a Creamy Vanilla Finish Yeast: Top Fermenting Ale Yeast Malts: Two Row Pale, Caramel, Bonlander, Black, Roasted Barley Vanilla Beans From Paupau New Guinea and Madagascar Hops: Chinook, Palisade, Perle, Goulding Color: Deep Brown Bitterness Units: 16 Alcohol By Volume: 4.7% Alcohol By Weight: 3.76%
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Closing out, this vanilla porter is by far one of my favorite beers in this beer style. There is a few craft breweries that are starting to put out vanilla porters. Breckenridge Brewery came up with it first to do something different in the craft beer world. Now, there are a few craft breweries that are starting to put out some vanilla porters. This beer is smooth and drinkable with a ton of flavor. I recommend this beer anytime but it needs to be in the winter time. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser