Day 1 of Taste-Mas 2015: Mill Street Vanilla Porter 440 ml

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 & pure natural vanilla extract, vanilla porter is nitrogen-charged to pour a Thick, tight head with a creamy texture & 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.

A whimsical design that is another winning Nitrogen-charged combination from our brewery. Fantastic cold weather beer, this porter has been a winter time 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 the vanilla has a lot to do with the character of this beer. My dad used to grow orchids and now I do 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! 440 ml, 5.0% alc./vol.

  One thought on “Day 1 of Taste-Mas 2015: Mill Street Vanilla Porter 440 ml

  1. December 14, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Just had the First of 12 delicious Taste-Mas 2015 beers and it was good. The can has a widget inside that carbonated the beer upon opening; I didn’t expect that at all. The cascade was great the head nice and the beer tasted smooth with just a hint of vanilla. I was expecting a sweet porter with a lot of vanilla flavour. Went down easy and a great start to the 12 Days of Taste-Mas 2015.

  2. Chuck
    December 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Well holy sweet mother of creamy beers. This is the smoothest brew I’ve had in a while. Reminiscent of a Kilkenny or Guiness in mouth feel but full of vanilla with a slight coffee aftertaste.

    I will be getting more of these for the Christmas holidays!!!

    The widget threw me for a loop though…

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