Episode 195 – Vanilla Stout Bottle Share

vanilla stout

For many years now, vanilla has been the adjunct that takes a beer’s status from gold to platinum, instantly raising its secondary value to ridiculous levels. Not wanting to waste a drop, we invited a bunch of our friends – who brought a whole lot more beer – to taste 15 (!!) vanilla adjunct beers that are mostly stouts.We are joined by MC Johnsen (Worth a Thousand Beers), Matt Johnsen (Horse Thief Hollow), Brent Banks (Saint Errant Brewing), and two loyal listeners and friends – Randy and Daniel. Although some of the beers aren’t solely enhanced by vanilla, we do learn from real brewers how to extract the best vanilla flavor in a brew. But in our long quest to find the best vanilla adjunct beer, we take some diversions to discuss micropancakeries, Craig stink, ice cream safe zones, Tootsie Roll songs, Wafflehouses, sad fruits, and whether or not Ryan should trade a “Prop” for a Nintendo 64 with Goldeneye. (He should.) #VSBS

ABV Chicago Episode 195 – Vanilla Stout Bottle Share

Beers Sampled

Avery Brewing – Vanilla Bean Stout

4 Hands Brewing – Madagascar (2015)

FiftyFifty Brewing – Eclipse – Vanilla (2016)

Hill Farmstead Brewery – Twilight of the Idols (2015)

Saint Errant Brewing – Tepoztecatl

Transient Artisan Ales – Bark Lord (2017)

Mikerphone Brewing – Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit Vanilla

Pipeworks Brewing – The Hyper Dog (Elijah Craig barrels)

Transient Artisan Ales – Neckbeard Nectar (2016)

Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery – Bourbon Barrel Vanilla and Coffee Bean Dark Apparition (2017)

Pipeworks Brewing – The Jones Dog (Bourbon barrel aged)

The Bruery – White Chocolate

Cycle Brewing – Rare Dos Double Barrel (Vanilla)

Goose Island Brewery – Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout (2010)

Bottle Logic Brewing – Fundamental Observation (2017)

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