One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is all the holiday inspired/seasonal beers our favorite craft breweries put out. Seeing that we reside in San Diego, it should come as no surprise that the Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean from SD based Stone Brewing is one of our favorites to date.
This vanilla infused brew has been quite popular around our parts for years now (being sold on tap through Stone Brewing’s restaurant), but the brand decided last year that it was time to sell the much buzzed about brew in a single bottle. The vanilla hints in this chocolately, coffee-like beer are quite noticeable, but without being overbearing. The Stone porter measures in at 5.9% ABV, which means you should have no problem putting down a few of these bad boys. [Purchase]