This is a public service announcement: quickly evacuate your home, and go try some vanilla beer.
If you’ve never said good riddance to a rough Monday with two to seven vanilla beers after work, then you’re not really living. Last week I went to Sycamore Brewing four different nights – three of them in a row. It might sound excessive but too much is never enough when it comes to vanilla beer. I’m. Obsessed. With. This. Beer.
With only 4.5% ABV, this is definitely a lighter-tasting brew. But two or three drinks will still have you feeling some type of way (the type of way: wanting more vanilla beer). The Serendipity Vanilla beer is a session ale, which means you can drink more of them in one session, at least according to an employee at Sycamore who explained it to me.
Made with real Madagascar vanilla, this beer isn’t only vanilla by name. But it’s definitely not too sweet either (at least, not according to my expert beer opinion). It’s light and refreshing, with a lovely vanilla aftertaste.
If you’re not a huge beer fan, this could be a great gateway beer for you. I never craved a beer in my entire life until I had my first fated sip of vanilla beer. Sure, I’d dabbled with brews at tailgates or a weekend trip to Asheville, but I was much more of a wine gal.
Suddenly, the sight of the sun creeping out from behind the clouds has me thinking one thing: vanilla beer. A Friday evening at 5:30 has me thinking: vanilla beer. A regular Wednesday with no excuse to drink at all has me thinking: vanilla beer. The sight of vanilla beer has me thinking: vanilla beer. Vanilla beer. Vanilla beer. Vanilla beer.
According to Rhett Adams, a bartender at Sycamore, the vanilla beer sold out a couple weeks ago, but it’s back. I actually think I was there on the evening it sold out. I got the last vanilla beer, as my friends looked on enviously. I beamed with the glow of a burgeoning addict.
If you want to be even more on fleek, come to Sycamore Brewing on Mondays at 6 pm to do yoga and then drink vanilla beer. The NC Yoga Bar class at Sycamore costs only $5 and you get a free sample of beer after. What more could you ask for? Get on fleek. Get on namaste. Get vanilla beer.