Let’s keep it local, as we turn our attention to Birdsong Brewing Co. and their Wake Up Coffee Vanilla Porter. It’s no secret to most of you that I am not a dark beer person, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good one, and this is one.
Wake Up, doesn’t have an overloading coffee taste due to the vanilla balance and that just makes this beer work. The typical dark and roasted complexion of the malt comes through, and the vanilla doesn’t overpower. This is a flavored beer done right. If you see it on tap, give it a shot.
TIYL: AMB Porter, Troegs Java Head, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter