Harpoon Brewery is going vanilla for a new release.
The Boston-based brewery will be releasing Vanilla Bean Porter, a 5 percent ABV porter brewed with Bonlander Munich, caramel 60L, chocolate, pale and roasted barley malts as well as Apollo hops with “natural flavors” of vanilla added. This is not the first time Harpoon has sold a vanilla porter, as it released Vanilla Beantown porter (6.4 percent ABV) as a draft-only option earlier this year.
“A deep chocolate hue complements the roasted aroma, delicate sweetness, and smooth character of this robust porter,” reads Harpoon’s promotional materials. “Perfect for celebrating the season with friends.”
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) as well as Harpoon’s promotional materials, Vanilla Bean Porter will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for release date and distribution information was not immediately returned.