Storm the Door Vanilla Porter

He Can't Stop Us All!

Brown Porter
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ABV: 6.25%
IBU: 36
SRM: 30 (Deep Brown)


As long as you're all in it together, I'll respect the revolution! Storm the Door Vanilla Porter is our most popular beer. It's a rich brown porter that carries some wonderful coffee and vanilla tones. The Columbus and Ahtanum hops are subtle enough to compliment but not overwhelm the sweet notes in the beer. Storm the Door drinks so smoothly you won't even notice that you're stickin' it to the man! But, you should be a bit careful as the high alcohol content of the porter can get you into some trouble and if you don't regulate yourself you may find yourself in the middle of a riot.

The Story

Years ago, I was a teacher and I had several Seniors in my English class that wanted to leave early for lunch. As they grumbled about "Storming the Door", I pointed out that if they all had the fortitude to leave en masse as a group I would respect their unity and let the rebellion go unpunished, but if even one student failed to join in the revolt the entire class would be given detention for the insurrection. Two girls stayed behind and bitterly lamented the unfairness of having to serve detention with their classmates. But a bond was forged and years later several of those students contacted me and wanted to come to Butte for a reunion during St. Patrick's day. I told them I'd make a beer in honor of their trip and one of them said he like porters. I made up a batch to vanilla porter to commemorate the reunion and probably went a very long way toward cementing my place as "coolest former teacher ever." Of course that batch of vanilla porter would one day become Storm the Door, and it is now our best selling beer. If you're going to do something, go big!