Topic Archives: Coconut

Posted in Coming Soon, Funky Buddha, Headlines, The Bruery

Sounds like a tropical snow cone. The Bruery & Funky Buddha’s Pink Snow

The Bruery Pink Snow

Later this year, The Bruery has a collaborative release slated for later this year, with Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery. Until today, we thought there might only be one, but in actuality, there might be two. The first – Guava Libre!. A second potential has surfaced – The Bruery Pink Snow.

Both creations are slated to be cream ales. Guava Libre is inspired by a Cuban guava pastry. The Bruery Pink Snow also carries a dessert vibe, resulting in something more fitting for the SoCal and Florida mild winters – a tropical snow cone.

This imperial cream ale features guava, dragonfruit, coconut, and vanilla beans, turned creamy smooth with the addition of lactose.

Since our collective exposure to the wet wintry elements is minimal, we at The Bruery® and Funky Buddha decided to create our own version of snow – something pink and tropical -that we can play in as temperatures start to arm. Championing the big, bold flavors our breweries are known for, we brewed an imperial cream ale, then added lactose and vanilla for sweetness, and guava, dragonfruit and coconut for a vibrant, tropical vibe.

The Bruery Pink Snow is slated for 750 milliliter bottles, estimated to release in August, 2017.

Style: Imperial Cream Ale (w/ Guava. Dragonfruit. Coconut. Vanilla Beans. Lactose.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Schlafly Brewing

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale debuts April 10th

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale bottle

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale, the brewery’s second “dessert beer” offering, debuts on April 10th.

Last year’s Double Bean Blonde was great success for Schlafly. The blonde ale featured cocoa nibs and French roast coffee. Fans fell in loved with it, and and have been demanding a follow-up.

Creating Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale required a hefty amount of fresh coconuts, and toasted coconut for aging. The brewery has a habit of using fresh ingredients instead of extracts. That’s important when we talk about flavor.

Nuance is everything in Coconut Creme Ale. This beer is crisp and light and malty. Almost like a lager if you didn’t know better. The use of fresh coconut comes into play at the end of the sip. The subtle wisp of real coconut is what you chase from start to finish. Perfect for spring time on the porch.

Schlafly Coconut Creme Ale will be available in 12 ounce bottles starting April 10th. Little paper umbrellas not included.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Coconut, Toasted Coconut)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: 4/10/17

5.5% ABV, 17 IBUS

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Avery Brewing, Headlines

Avery Coconut Porter (aged in bourbon) debuts this week

Avery Coconut Porter

Avery Coconut Porter will be the newest release in  the brewery’s ongoing Botanicals & Barrels Series this month. Each beer features hand selected barrels and one botanical. The lineup includes Vanilla Bean Stout, Tangerine Quad, Apricot Sour, and Raspberry Sour.

Avery Coconut Porter is a chocolatey porter, brewed with fresh coconut, and aged for a few months in bourbon barrels until ready for the big time. This release was slated for around this time last year, aged in rum barrels. The lot of barrels that Avery received didn’t pass muster, so it was back to the drawing board. Hopefully a year of recipe tweaks have done well by this beer.

Copious quantities of coconut coupled with time basking in Bourbon barrels compliment the chocolatey and sumptuous nature of this delicate porter.

Coconut Porter was set to be bottled May, 2016. The brewery has not announced a release date yet.

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Coconut. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Early April, 2017

9.5% ABV

Posted in Jester King Brewery, New Releases

Jester King Rare Corals, featuring a ton of fruit

Jester King Rare Corals

Jester King Rare Corals, a new farmhouse ale, debuts on March 31st.

A farmhouse ale is nothing new for Jester King. Check out this fruit lineup though. Rare Corals has been re-fermented with guava, bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, toasted coconut, and chamomile. All in all, around 1,200 pounds fruit.

The base beer was brewed in September of 2016, and fermented in stainless steel with Jester King’s mixed culture of native yeast and bacteria.

Jester King Rare Corals will be available in 750 milliliter bottles when the brewery opens on March 31st.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Guava, Bananas, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Chamoilie.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. 2,000 bottle run.

Debut: 3/31/17

5.3% ABV, 22 IBUs

Posted in Beer News

Cigar City El Coco (a tropical coconut flan ale)

Cigar City El Coco

A new nitro pour lager is hitting taps this month – Cigar City El Coco, a tropical coconut flan ale.

This release is inspired by a past collaboration with Chicago’s 5 Rabbit Cerveceria El Bizarrón, a porter brewed with caramelized plantains. In keeping with the beer-meets-Latin food theme, comes a El Coco, inspired by the brewery’s favorite dessert – flan.

Dulce de leche and coconut help create this nitro lager. Expect tropical flavors like coconut in each sip. The name – El Coco, is for a mythical bogeyman in Latin folklore by the same name. Legend has it that parents in Spain and Latin America invoke Coco to discourage children from misbehaving, otherwise he will eat you.

Coconut milk and brown sugar aromas mingle with cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma of this assertively aromatic tropical ale. Flavors of coconut flan, bread crust and allspice are supported by a full body enhanced by dispense on a nitrogen line, creating a true dessert beer that eschews sweetness for balance and harmony.

Coconut milk and brown sugar aromas mingle with cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma of this assertively aromatic tropical ale. Flavors of coconut flan, bread crust and allspice are supported by a full body enhanced by dispense on a nitrogen line, creating a true dessert beer that eschews sweetness for balance and harmony

Cigar City El Coco is part of a whole series of nitro tap offerings coming this year. This release is available now  through February, 2017.

Style: Lager (w/ Dulce de Leche, Coconut. Nitro Pour)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: January, 2017

8.5% ABV, 22 IBUs

Posted in Modern Times Beer, New Releases

Nitro coconut, coffee & chocolate for Modern Times

Modern Times Nitro Black House can

Kicking off 2017 in smooth fashion – Modern Times Nitro Black House with Coffee, Coconut, & Cocoa.

The base beer is Black House, the brewery’s year-round oatmeal coffee stout, brewed with Ethiopian Hambela and Sumatran coffee. This special January 2017 release is not only nice and creamy thanks to the nitrogen, but also features coconut and cocoa.

This beer turned out absolutely outstanding, with a decadent mélange of chocolaty, coffee-laden radness laced with delicious notes of coconut, all wrapped up in a package so smooth and velvety, you’ll say, “Damn…that is extremely smooth and velvety.

Modern Times Nitro Black House with Coffee, Coconut, & Cocoa will be available across the brewery’s entire distribution area in early January.

Style: Oatmeal Stout (w/ Cocoa, Coconut, Coffee) Nitro Pour
Hops:
Malts: 2 Row, Oats, Crystal 60, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat, Carapils

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: January, 2017

?? ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Koko Buni is coffee, meets chocolate

Creature Comforts Koko Buni can

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans later this month.

One of the first seasonals by the Athens, Georgia based brewery, Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a milk porter, aged on toasted coconut and cocoa nibs  Condor Chocolates and coffee from nearby 1000 Faces. This late fall seasonal has been overwhelmingly popular since its debut a few years ago. We’ve seen seen fistfights over Koko cans at retailers.

“We decided not to be traditional with the beer and add some ingredients that play well with the already roasty and chocolatey flavors of darker beers.” -Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.

Taste. 

Coffee lovers will find a home here. The 2016 Koko Buni starts heavy on the 1000 Faces coffee, and turns chocolatey mid-sip, finishing with a wisp of coconut. (Perhaps a bit less coconut compared to past releases.)

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the brewery’s Get Comfortable Campaign to end hunger and homelessness. Creature Comforts Koko Buni will be a seasonal draft and 12 ounce can offering.

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Lactose.)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans
Distribution: Georgia (very limited)
Latest Return: November, 2016

6.8% ABV

Koko means coconut in Papiamento, a common language in parts of the Carribean, while Buni means coffee in Swahili, a common language in southeastern Africa.