Dry Dock Brewing was the first brewery in Aurora that has become one of Colorado’s top producing breweries, made possible by its production facility, North Dock, where Amber Ale, Hop Abomination IPA, Hefeweizen, Apricot Blonde, and now Vanilla Porter are canned. Dry Dock recently filled its 4th millionth can.
Vanilla Porter was created by Dry Dock co-owner Kevin DeLange and first brewed in 2006 on the 7-barrel brewhouse in the original 800 square-foot tasting room and brewery, known to many now as “SouthDock.” This beer is a classic English-style brown porter with a healthy dose of LAFAZA Madagascar vanilla beans added per barrel. It was an immediate hit— After winning a Gold Medal at the Colorado State Fair, Vanilla Porter was one of the first Dry Dock home fleet beers made available year-round.
Director of Brewing Operations, Doug Hyndman, says
“Dry Dock strives to use ingredients of the highest quality and has been using LAFAZA beans for many years because they are simply the best we’ve seen. We have found that LAFAZA beans give a full, round flavor which perfectly compliments the Vanilla Porter recipe. Dry Dock uses over a quarter pound of vanilla beans per 1 barrel of porter— that’s a lot of vanilla beans!”
LAFAZA is thrilled to be working with Dry Dock, and is honored to be included in their Vanilla Porter. Good news travels fast, and now LAFAZA’s US team is planning to bring a few cans to Madagascar on our next visit to share with farmers! Something tells us they are going to love it!
Thanks again to the team over at Dry Dock!