Vanilla Porter

Brewmaster’s Notes

A whimsical design that is another winning Nitrogen-charged combination from our brewery. Fantastic cold weather beer, this porter has been a wintertime favourite at our Toronto pub since 2009. Using the same widget can technology as our Cobblestone Stout, this beer is now available to drink at home as well. The use of porter styles to make flavoured beers is a classic signature of North American craft breweries, and I think our Vanilla Porter is one of the best. Understated and complex, the character of this beer come from vanilla. My dad used to grow orchids, and now I do too in a greenhouse at home. Friends who have followed my career in the brewing industry since 1986 laughed when they realized that I had finally made a beer out of orchids! Funny where inspiration comes from!

Mill Street Vanilla Porter has been a cult favourite in our brewpubs every winter for the past four years. Brewed with Washington state nugget hops, our house ale yeast culture, and pure natural vanilla extract, Vanilla Porter is Nitrogen-charged to pour a thick, tight head with a creamy texture and body. Our vanilla extract is cold pressed from vanilla orchid bean pods giving it over 250 individual flavour notes (conventional hot extraction yields 50) resulting in a captivating depth of flavour and breadth of character.

Tasting Notes: Smooth, rich vanilla aroma and palate. Slightly fruity nose with plum and smoke notes
Appearance: Mahogany with light fawn Nitro head
Aroma: Vanilla/white chocolate
Body: Medium
Serving Suggestions:Dark Bitter Sweet Chocolate, Blue Cheese, White Chocolate Desserts

Hops Variety: US Nugget
Malt Variety: Pale, Caramel, Biscuit, Flaked Wheat, Roast Barley
Yeast: American Ale

ABV: 5.0
IBU: 2.9
Glassware: Pint Shaker
Style: Porter
Serving Temp: 4-8 deg C