Abita Brewing Co. has created a dark, brown ale, Vanilla Dog, according to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Using its signature brown ale Turbodog as an inspiration, this dark ale adds chocolate and caramel malts plus Willamette hops. The beer is then aged with whole vanilla beans resulting in a velvety 6.5 percent ABV ale.
The Abita Springs, La. brewery previously had a limited release of Vanilla Doubledog 22-ounce bottles for its 25th anniversary back in September 2011 so don’t expect this new dog to hang around for very long.
The new Vanilla Dog will be available in 22-ounce bottles later in 2016. An email sent to the brewery was not immediately returned.