FINE COLORADO ALES ( BRECKENDRIDGE BREWERY )

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
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Founder Richard Squire, had a dream — to ski all day and drink great beer every night. Since he lived in the snow-kissed Rocky Mountains, fulfilling the skiing portion of his dream was easy. But the great beer part — at a time when a “microbrew” was a rarity — that was another story. So Richard started brewing his own, more flavorful beers for himself and his thrill seeking ski pals. His homebrewed creations were a hit, and soon Richard was spending more time brewing than skiing. So he chased after another dream — making exceptional beer for a living. In February, 1990 that dream became reality when Richard opened the original Breckenridge Brewery & Pub in the town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Richard’s ski bum days were over, and so were the days of bland beer for the folks in Colorado’s ski country.

VANILLA PORTER: An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure, real vanilla bean. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea. Beer Style: Herb & Spice Ale. Alcohol by Volume: 4.7%.

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