How many breweries does it take to conceive of a modern-day interpretation on a nearly extinct, yet incredibly complex traditional British Strong Ale closely related to Barleywine and Old Ale? We once again teamed up with our friends at Cloudwater, Other Half, Monkish, and The Veil to brew Threads, a brightly acidic Stock Ale inspired by a rich history of English Brewing. Brewed back in March of 2017, Threads was aged in a variety of barrels including Bourbon, Apple Brandy, Rye, and Maple Bourbon.
A generous, yet deft additional of vanilla beans contributes a silky, custard-meets-marshmallow aroma that pops from the glass as soon as the beer is poured. Dried dark fruit and oaky tones follow suit, greeting the palate on top of a plush mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Slightly warming, with a tart character reminiscent of dark cherries, Vanilla Threads offers an intricate drinking experience.