After more than a year of waiting, fans of one of Prairie Artisan Ales’ most popular releases will be getting their wish this month.

The beer is Vanilla Noir, a 12.5 percent ABV imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels for approximately six months before being “dosed with vanilla beans.” The imperial stout was released for the first time in late 2013 before being rereleased in October 2015.

There have now been six different bottled variants in the Noir line:

  • Prairie Noir (11 percent ABV)
  • Coffee Noir (11.5 percent ABV)
  • Pirate Noir (12 percent ABV)
  • Wine Barrel Noir (11 percent ABV)
  • Apple Brandy Noir (12 percent ABV)
  • Vanilla Noir (12.5 percent ABV)

In emails, Zach Prichard, president of Krebs Brewing Co., told Tenemu that the newest release of Vanilla Noir will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles and that “every market will get a small amount of (Vanilla Noir)…sometime later this month.”