The production pipeline has been focused on the festive season for well over a month now and we are counting down to Christmas with a new festive release every weekend! The focus with this series is on very traditional ale styles...each with a holiday twist that adds some local flair to your holiday events.
The first of the series is the Robust Vanilla Porter (6.5% Alc/Vol). The traditional English Style Porter was actually a precurser of the beer that we now call stout. Porters which were marketed in London during the Victorian era were typically billed as "Extra Porter", Double Porter" or "Stout Porter" to identify the intensity and volume of roasted barley malts in the recipe. Therefore, the Porter really is a parent of the Stout in the UK beer family tree.
The William Street Beer Company is ecstatic to announce, after a great many requests, our first dark offering in our Robust Vanilla Porter. It is a sweet and creamy sum of six different malts, English hops and a traditional London Ale yeast. In the latter stages, we add a cluster of full vanilla beans which have been steeped in Premium Kentucky Bourbon Whisky. Yum.
We hope that you enjoy the first in our Christmas Seasonal Ales. The Robust Vanilla Porter is best served at Cool Cellar Temperature (10-13C / 50-55F) in a tulip style glass.
Robust Vanilla Porter is available now at our brewery retail store at 412 William Street in Cobourg while supplies last.