This drink, which we define as a 'Vanilla Infused, Craft Cask Stout' (a Vanilla Stout), has a strength of 4.5% ABV.
The rapid, world growth in top fermented beers gives Theakston's brewing team in Masham the license to set their creative juices flowing - experimenting, a bit like Frankenstein perhaps? . More importantly, they claim to be one of the last brewers in Britain to employ full time craft coopers (cask makers) and this combination of brewing experience and 'knowledge' enables them to recognise the naturally complimentary flavours that make a great craft cask ale. The robust flavours of roasted barley are off-set by the sweet and gentle flavours of Vanilla to give a beautifully nuanced and flavoursome stout – another Theakston classic, or so they say!
So far, this is one of 11 beers from Theakston that have been sold at the Bake & Alehouse.
To date, the Bake & Alehouse has supplied -
From THIS brewery:
2 ales with a higher strength
One ale of this strength
7 ales with a lower ABV
From ALL breweries:
220 stronger ales
88 ales of this strength
462 weaker ales
13 ales with an unrecorded strength
Records indicate that a barrel of this drink has been available once in Westgate's Bake & Alehouse since August 2012
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