Imperial Porter finished with Vanilla Beans
Brewed exclusively for the Q4 2021 Lazy Dog Beer Club release!
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In keeping with the homage to the gods, we wanted to focus on a style that isn’t often seen in this day and age. Dark and layered like the underworld…but full of nuance, not unlike Hades himself. Our goal was to have everything about this beer evoke the long, dark journey to the underworld. A recipe that is meant to be savoured, much like the last adventure a soul would enjoy with the Journeyman on their fateful trip to meet Hades.
Dark brown with ruby highlights. Aromas of toasted bread, roasted nuts, chocolate, and subtle vanilla. Smooth and creamy, with prominent notes of chocolate and light roasted coffee layered with soft caramel, dark bread, and nuttiness in the background. Hints of sweet vanilla on the finish. We were trying to make a sinfully decadent beer that would pair perfectly with sweet and creamy wintertime desserts, without being too heavy on its own. With the confidence of the gods, we think we nailed it.
This “dessert beer” pairs well with Crème Brûlée, Peanut Butter Fudge, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, and last requests…
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Cans/Draft available in Virginia brewed at The Virginia Beer Co. in Williamsburg, VA.
Cans/Draft available outside of Virginia brewed at Melvin Brewing in Alpine, WY.