CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (Nov.2012) – With colder months closing in quickly, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is introducing a new winter seasonal inspired by dark, snowy nights in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, available November through February, is brewed with seven malts and aged on real vanilla, delivering a creamy body and smooth finish.
Featuring fresh cream and vanilla aromas upon the first smell, Snowdrift Vanilla Porter reveals layers of caramel, chocolate and coffee notes. The beer, which pours clear walnut brown with ruby hues, finishes with sweet flavors of vanilla, dark fruits and cinnamon. The new seasonal’s seven malts include two- and six-row Pale Malt, Caramel 60, Carapils, Special B, Dark Chocolate and Roasted Barley, which combine with Cluster and Wilamette hops.
“With a medium body and creamy texture, Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is a unique beer that adds flavor and warmth to holiday gatherings with family and friends,” said Jake Leinenkugel, fifth generation brewer and president of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. “This porter is hearty enough to warm you up with a hint of vanilla, which makes it a great complement to a wide range of seasonal meals.
Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter pairs well with heart-warming holiday favorites such as Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole, Glazed Ham with Cherries, Long Roasted Meats with Mole, Bananas Foster and almost any combination of chocolate and cherry.
Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is available nationally on draft and at retail in six-packs and 12-packs. The beer’s alcohol by volume is 6 percent.