According to a post on San Francisco-based Almanac Beer Co.’s Instagram page, the brewery will be shipping Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch this week.
Coming in at 7 percent ABV, Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch is a sour red ale aged in red wine sbarrels with “triple the amount of cherries used in our normal Dogpatch releases” as well as Tahitian vanilla beans. It was aged with a blend of bing, Montmorency and Rainier cherries for six months and vanilla beans for three months, with an overall barrel aging time of between six months and two years.
The new beer is part of the brewery’s Farm to Barrel Series, which began in 2013 with Barrel Noir imperial stout (10 percent ABV) and now encompasses more than 20 different releases.
Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch is packaged in 375ml bottles and is shifting throughout Almanac’s regular distribution footprint starting this week.
Update (June 14, 2016) — This post was updated to include brewing information and details on the release date. It was originally published on March 11, 2016.