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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean returns

BeerPulse - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:40

Press Release: 

(Escondido, CA) – Some things just go together. Kittens and yarn. Snakes and airplanes. Hipsters and misuse of the word irony. For us, it’s Stone Smoked Porter with whole Madagascar vanilla beans. Ah yes, the famously delectable combination by Stone Brewing Co. is making its yearly appearance as a limited winter edition creatively named Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, the fan favorite is now making its way to bars, restaurants and retail outlets in all states and territories where Stone beer is sold.

Back in 2006, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich became inspired to develop a beer that tasted similar to Stone Smoked Porter poured over a scoop of high-quality vanilla bean ice cream. As an experiment, Ulrich filled a cask with the classic year-round beer and added freshly split Madagascar vanilla beans. Because Ulrich’s creation gained instant popularity among Stone fans, the beloved concoction continued to make all-too-brief appearances in casks and kegs until 2012, when it was finally packaged and released nationally for the first time.

“To this day, the Brewer’s Cask program at Stone serves as a creative outlet for trying out new, unconventional brewing ingredients and developing recipes,” explains Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “With rich chocolate and coffee flavors and a subtle smokiness, Stone Smoked Porter has been a great beer for blending and enhancing with a wide range of flavors from spicy to sweet.”

Following Ulrich’s tasty innovation, the special release has (not surprisingly) become a cult favorite among fans. The natural flavor of the vanilla beans marries seamlessly with the malt-driven chocolate- and coffee-like nuances of the beer. The result is something that, even with its hints of savory peatiness and smoke, comes across as a semisweet liquid dessert.

To maximize enjoyment of Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean, fans should enjoy the beer within 120 days of the “bottled on” date stamped on the bottle neck. And it might not be a bad idea to pour it over a scoop of organic vanilla bean ice cream. Just sayin’.

Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean Quick Facts
Name: Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean
URL: stonebrewing.com/porter/vanilla
Stats: 5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning December 15
Hops bill: Magnum and Mt. Hood
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, Puerto Rico and Alberta, Canada
Find beer: find.stonebrewing.com/

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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean returns

BeerNews.org - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:40

Press Release: 

(Escondido, CA) – Some things just go together. Kittens and yarn. Snakes and airplanes. Hipsters and misuse of the word irony. For us, it’s Stone Smoked Porter with whole Madagascar vanilla beans. Ah yes, the famously delectable combination by Stone Brewing Co. is making its yearly appearance as a limited winter edition creatively named Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, the fan favorite is now making its way to bars, restaurants and retail outlets in all states and territories where Stone beer is sold.

Back in 2006, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich became inspired to develop a beer that tasted similar to Stone Smoked Porter poured over a scoop of high-quality vanilla bean ice cream. As an experiment, Ulrich filled a cask with the classic year-round beer and added freshly split Madagascar vanilla beans. Because Ulrich’s creation gained instant popularity among Stone fans, the beloved concoction continued to make all-too-brief appearances in casks and kegs until 2012, when it was finally packaged and released nationally for the first time.

“To this day, the Brewer’s Cask program at Stone serves as a creative outlet for trying out new, unconventional brewing ingredients and developing recipes,” explains Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “With rich chocolate and coffee flavors and a subtle smokiness, Stone Smoked Porter has been a great beer for blending and enhancing with a wide range of flavors from spicy to sweet.”

Following Ulrich’s tasty innovation, the special release has (not surprisingly) become a cult favorite among fans. The natural flavor of the vanilla beans marries seamlessly with the malt-driven chocolate- and coffee-like nuances of the beer. The result is something that, even with its hints of savory peatiness and smoke, comes across as a semisweet liquid dessert.

To maximize enjoyment of Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean, fans should enjoy the beer within 120 days of the “bottled on” date stamped on the bottle neck. And it might not be a bad idea to pour it over a scoop of organic vanilla bean ice cream. Just sayin’.

Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean Quick Facts
Name: Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean
URL: stonebrewing.com/porter/vanilla
Stats: 5.9% ABV, 53 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning December 15
Hops bill: Magnum and Mt. Hood
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, Puerto Rico and Alberta, Canada
Find beer: find.stonebrewing.com/

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Back in Stock: Chugger Stainless Steel Pump – $137.98 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:15
Chugger Brewing Pump with Stainless inline head.  High temp capable.  Includes a bracket.  6′ Power cord (pre-wired) for easy use.  1/2″ MPT Fittings.  Fan Cooled motor. I use my brewing pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter. As of 12/15/14 7:59 PM: This […]
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Now Available – Brew Bucket and Chronical Fermenter Temperature Stabilization Systems

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:57
MoreBeer just started carrying SS Brewing Technology’s Temperature Stabilization System.  The system works with both Brew Bucket Stainless Fermenters and SS Tech’s Chronical 7 Gallon Conicals.  It uses a digital temperature controller combined with a 304 Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller.  The system monitors temperature and circulates chilled liquid to regulate temperature.  You provide the chilled […]
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Heads Up: 9.5 Quart Pressure Sterilizer Autoclave – Coming Up on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:03
This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 6:03 PM Central. All American 9.5 Quart Pressure Sterilizer.  Possible uses: Sterile water for yeast washing, storage and propagation, can starter wort, sterilize (not just sanitize) equipment. Features: Metal-To-Metal Seal; no costly gasket to replace Ideal for doctors, dentists, first aid stations, […]
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Dehydrator – for homegrown hops – on Lightning Deals – $212.70

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:17
As of this posting: This highly rated food dehydrator is on sale for $212.70 via Amazon Lightning Deals.  Shipping is free.  In all that’s a 45% discount from list.  It’s also the lowest historical Amazon price I can find for this unit. STX INTERNATIONAL STX-DEH-800W-XLS Dehydra 800-watt 10-Tray Food and Jerky Dehydrator with 40-Hour Timer […]
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$30 Off $100 at Rakuten (Kettles & More) with Masterpass Payment

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:52
Rakuten.com is taking $30 off $100 orders with some exceptions (I have no idea what those are) when you use promo code MP30.  Note that you have to use Masterpass as your payment mechanism. Rakuten carries some things that are interesting to us including kettles, propane burners and I’m sure a lot more – leave […]
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Taylor 9867FDA Digital Thermocouple Thermometer on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:01
Model 9867FDS Digital Thermocouple Thermometer from Taylor Precision.  Folding probe.  Accurate and stable temp readings – as quick as 4 seconds.  Holdy function.  Works from -40 deg F up to 450 deg F.  Powered by an easy to find LR44 batteries.  Can be recalibrated.  Large easy to read .6″ readout with balcklight.  1 Year Limited […]
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Extended: Kegging System (both Ball and Pin Lock) Sale

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:54
Great Fermentations is discounting both ball lock and pin lock kegging systems.  These are complete with Keg, MFL QDs, gas and liquid tubing tubing, faucet, high quality Taprite Regulator with shut off valve, all required clamps and user manual.  These systems also qualify for $8.99 Flat Rate Shipping. This sale was set to end yesterday.  If you […]
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Reader Tip: Coopers DIY Kit on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:05
Thanks to HBF Reader Jason for this tip! Coopers DIY Home Brewing 6 Gallon Craft Beer Making Kit Recent Amazon Finds:
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Reverse Osmosis Filtering System on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:18
Features: A better RO System – innovative design solves most common problems associated with traditional RO systems. Highly Pure Water – its seven stages of filtration and enhancement remove up to 98 percent of chemicals, including chloramine, and other contaminants. Added minerals for great taste – patented Full Contact technology adds calcium and magnesium minerals […]
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14 Gallon Stainless Conical – Save $200 – Best Price We’ve Seen

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:06
I’ve been tracking this conical since November of 2011.  Since that time, I’ve recorded 8 price drops on this conical.  This is the best price (by $100) that I’ve seen for this conical. Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the […]
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Four Event Digital Timer on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:44
This four event digital timer is marked down to $23.96 as an Amazon Lightning Deal Chef’s Quad-Timer Professional (Brushed Stainless) Also Consider: Lightning Deals Recent Amazon Finds:
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Digital Caliper on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:41
Features: Resolution: 0.0005″/0.01mm; Accuracy: 0.001″ / 0.02mm; Range: 6″/150mm IP54 protection: Water drop and dust resistant USB cable available separately. Meets DIN Standard 862; ISO certified manufacturing 2 Years warranty I use a caliper around my brewery to… measure things.  tubing sizes, inside of fittings, trying to figure oring sizes and more. As of this […]
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Bell’s General Store – 25% Off Malt, Fermentables and Brewer’s Best Kits

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:33
Bell’s General Store is discounting all of their malt and fermentable offerings along with their entire lineup of Brewer’s Best Ingredient Kits by 25% with a Purchase of $25 or more! Use coupon code MALT25 get the discount. Check it out – Malt & Fermentables – Brewer’s Best Kits
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STC-1000 Dual Stage Temp Controller – $14.05

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:14
The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  This is a dual stage controller.  That means it has the ability to control both a heating and cooling device.  Great for a kegerator or a fermentation chamber/deep freeze.  110 volt version, reads in deg C. As of 12/15/14 9:15 AM: This is selling for $14.05. […]
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Ends Soon – Free $25 Gift Card with $75 Midwest Supplies Order

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 06:27
Spend $75 or more at Midwest Supplies and get a free $25 gift card.  If you place right around a $75 order, this equates to a whopping 25% savings.  This is a great deal. A few exclusions apply.  Check out the Full Details and Grab the Coupon Code Recent Great Deals:
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Heads Up: True Fabrications Corkscrew Bottle Opener Combo Coming Up on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 23:30
This is set to go live as an Amazon Lightning Deal at 2 AM Central for Prime Members and 2:30 AM for everyone. True Fabrications Truetap Metal, Double Hinged, Compact Corkscrew with Foil Cutter – Lime Green Also Consider: Lightning Deals Recent Amazon Finds:
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Beer In Ads #1404: The Height Of Hospitality

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:59
Sunday’s ad is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, from 1911. I love the outfit on the server, that must be some posh establishment he works for. I love that Pabst is working so hard to position PBR as the classy beer, and especially this sentiment: “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the ultimate choice of all...

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Keg Connection’s Holiday Sale

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:33
Keg Connection’s Holiday Sale - 30% Off Build Your Own Jockey Box – 15% Off All Homebrew Ingredient Kits - A Free Cleaning Kit with Keg Kit Purchase – Special Pricing on Spiegelau Glassware – Beer and Wine All discounts bundle with $7.95 Flat Rate Shipping Recent Great Deals:
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