Mystery Beer for Tuesday, December 3rd

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Updated: Wednesday, 12/4
This week’s Mystery Beer was: Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, from Stone Brewing in Escondido, CA.

First brewed in 2006 as one of their many “What if we do this to our beer?” experiments and bottled only once (2012), Stone choose to brew this popular beer once again and release it again to the fans that have been anxiously awaiting it.

From their website:

STYLE: Porter  ABV: 5.9%   IBUS: 53

In 2006, almost exactly 10 years after we first released Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich had a brilliant idea: What if she added whole Madagascar vanilla beans to a small batch of the finished beer? And voilá, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean was born! It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations – rich vanilla melding with the malty, chocolatey, coffee-like characteristics of the beer-were practically made for each other. Originally available only as an occasional growler fill or on tap all-too-briefly at special events or in our restaurant, this exquisite creation was released in a single bottle run for the first time in 2012, much to the delight of its many fans… who instantly began clamoring for more. Your voices have been heard.

We were lucky enough to get one of the few kegs available to be able to offer this tasty beer on tap. Come and enjoy a pint soon before the keg is emptied out! Coming in May: Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers

This week, our Mystery Beer is…

BJCP Style: 22B. Other Smoked Beer
it’s a smoked porter with some vanilla beans added
ABV: 5.9%
IBUs: 53
Price: $6.00 / pint
Tuesday only price. Pricing includes sales tax.
Not eligible for Kings’ game discount.
Sorry, no tasters and no samples — you have to commit to the mystery.

What’s a Mystery Beer?

Each Tuesday we’ll tap a beer, let you know the style, the Alcohol By Volume (ABV), and the International Bittering Units (IBU), and we’ll sell it at a special reduced price. What’s the catch? We won’t tell you the name of the beer, who brews it, or even the area that it’s brewed! You’ll have to wait until the next day to see the update on our website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed!

Enjoy the mystery!!