We have a good friend named Doug here at the brewery. Doug is a fireman--he works two days, then has four days off. He's a really cool guy who likes to fix stuff--he'll buy a broken car on Craigslist, fix it, and sell it again. With so much time off, he found creative ways to fill his time.
Three years ago, we added vanillla and coconut to our Baltic Porter. Doug loved this beer and started showing at the brewery and asking to help fix things. Every time he shows up, he asks, "when is the brewery making Vanilla Coconut Porter again?"
After yet another magical mechanical fix by Doug, Jeff looked at him and said "Doug, you do a lot for the brewery. You fix so much. What can I do? We don't pay you, we don't give you free beer, what can we do for you?"
Doug said, "you know what I want."
Doug and Jeff brewed the Vanilla Coconut Porter, tasted it, and renamed it to Doug's Paradise Porter. Doug even got to do the re-release of his favorite beer. The Doug asked for his porter on Nitro, and we gave it to him.
Doug is the perfect volunteer.
This American style porter starts with bittersweet chocolate and roasty flavors that join sides with a semisweet roasted coconut aroma. Its dark roasty flavor dominates with pale malt bread finishing digestively dry with coconut lingering on the palette.
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