24 Days of B.C. Beer: Nitro Vanilla Stout by 33 Acres Brewing Company (No.19)

The Vancouver brewery takes on nitro.

Welcome to 24 Days of Beer, in which we guide you through what might be a very dark month. Aren’t you glad we’re here to tell you what to drain your sorrows with?

Nineteen is my favourite number (obligatory Joe Sakic shoutout). I’m also part of a iPhone message thread called “Vanilla Boys” (not kidding) which was meant to note our collective fondness for the flavour over things like chocolate and strawberry, but also very much works as a non-intentional skewering of us as 30-year-old white males. 

So that’s two reasons I was excited for this offering from the experimental branch of 33 Acres. The third is that I quite enjoy nitro stouts when they are done right—creamy, decently heavy and not too watery. 

The result? A pretty good beer. Nothing mind-blowing, but a very nice nitro beer (that does dip into watery territory a tiny, tiny bit. It does have a very nice vanilla finish and remains quite sessionable, so it’s definitely a serviceable winter beer from 33 Acres. 

It seems as if they’re only offering it in the brewery and not in cans, however. If you are looking for a seasonally appropriate beer from 33 Acres that you can get in bottles and cans, you could do a lot worse than 33 Acres of Darkness. Long my favourite beer from the brewery, it’s a very drinkable choice for the holidays. 

Previous 24 Days of Beer:
Tmavý Pivo 13 by Slowhand Brewing (No.1)
Mint Chocolate Stout by Moody Ales (No.2)
All Season Nitro Dry Stout by Container Brewing (No.3)
Four Year Oatmeal Stout by Strathcona Beer Company (No.4)
Idleback Amber Ale by Slackwater Brewing (No.5)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter by Bad Tattoo Brewing (No.6)
Velour Toboggan Blackberry Dark Ale by Dageraad Brewing (No.7)
Imperial Gingerbread Porter by Persephone Brewing (No.8)

Cranberry Mandarin Orange Witbier by Old Yale Brewing (No.9)
Chalet All Day Horchata Blonde Ale by Bridge Brewing (No.10)
Indulgeousness Imperial Stout by Superflux Beer Company (No.11)
Blackberry Export Stout by Vancouver Island Brewing (No.12)
Con Leche Horchata Style Milk Stout by Twin Sails Brewing (No.13)
Haulin’ Oats Oatmeal Stout by Main Street Brewing (No.14)
Naughty and Spiced Porter by Russell Brewing Company (No.15)
The Crawl Stout by Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers (No.16)
1709 Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout by Brewhall and Egan’s Whiskey (No.17)
Holiday Jam Cranberry Sour by Electric Bicycle Brewing (No.18)