Stone to Bottle Smoked Porter with Chipotles and Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans

Stone Brewing Co. is offering their Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans and Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers in bottles.

In 2006, almost exactly ten years after we released Stone Smoked Porter (our second beer ever to be unleashed upon the public), Stone brewer Laura Ulrich had a stroke of brilliance…what if she introduced whole Madagascar vanilla beans into a small batch? And voila, Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Beans was born! It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations were practically made for each other Natural vanilla beans melded perfectly with the chocolatey, malty, coffee-like characteristics of the beer, making it almost like a liquid dessert, but without an overbearing sweetness (add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and it off the hook’). And while Greg sticks by his preference for the aggressiveness of the chipotle version” the vanilla bean version is the dear fan favorite. As for our other Stone co-founder Steve? “Me? I love ‘em both!” Ever the diplomat No matter your preference, they’re now both available for your sensory pleasure in a limited special 12oz bottling. Will either come back? Both? Depends on you! Voice your thoughts… 

Style: Porter (w/ vanilla beans)
Availability: Draft, 12 oz bottles
Arrival: TBA (Bottles)

5.9% ABV

In December of 1996, we first released cult favorite Stone Smoked Porter, our second beer to ever “go public,” following Stone Pale Ale, which debuted five months earlier. Fast forward one decade shortly after we’d moved into our new brewery on Citracado Pkwy in Escondido. In May of 2006, Stone Smoked Porter became the first Stone beer to get a “modification treatment,” reborn as Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers. It was a thing of spicy glory, with the just-right smoky heat of the roasted jalapeiio peppers combining beautifully with the beer’s peat-smoked malt and roasty character. The mix of spiciness and the beer’s natural chocolaty overtones further complimented the symphony of flavor. (Ever try a spicy artisanal chocolate? You should; they can be quite incredible!) The beer quickly became one of Stone co-founder Greg Koch’s personal favorite. Even so, it’s still only ever been a limited “from-time-to-time” draft beer, and has never been bottled. Until now. Will we ever bottle it again? That’s for you to decide! 

Style: Porter (w/ chipotle peppers)
Availability: Draft, 12 oz bottles
Arrival: TBA (Bottles)

5.9% ABV

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