Topic Archives: Coffee

Posted in Headlines, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Java Cask Rye sounds just as amazing

Victory Java Cask Rye

Last year, Victory Brewing Company released Java Cask, a coffee bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout. It was nothing short of amazing. It picked right up where Dark Intrigue left off. Now, Victory Java Cask Rye looks to wow drinker once again.

Victory Java Cask Rye is described the same as it’s boozy predecessor, but this time featuring rye whiskey barrels.

For now, that’s all we know surrounding this release. The first was incredible, this new iteration is just as promising.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)

Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: TBA 

14.3% ABV

Posted in Headlines

Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast (Brewed with pork scrapple)

Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast Stout label

Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast, the brewery’s essential breakfast beer, is headed for bottles.

You’ve heard of breakfast beers before. Typically it’s a stout brewed with coffee. Perhaps oats. Maybe even a little milk sugar (lactose). Yeah, Dogfish Head could do that too, but hey- that’s not very off-centered is it? This beer needs that little something extra. Bacon? Orange Juice? Nope. Scrapple.

If you aren’t from the northeast, strap in. Let us explain scrapple. It’s breakfast meat, akin to sausage. Scrapple is pork scraps seasoned with spices and held together with corn meal. The brewery uses Rapa Scrapple. Some of the best you can get. This is just the beginning of what this stout looks like.

Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast has a long list of ingredients. The most important meal of the day looks like this:

  • Maple syrup from the trees at Northfield Mount Hermon High School (Sam Calagione met his wife there)
  • Barley smoked over applewood
  • Roasted Chicory
  • Lactose (milk sugar)
  • Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee
  • Scrapple from Rapa’s Scrapple.

Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast is set to return per the brewery’s release calendar in November. This year would be the first time in 12 ounce bottles.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Coffee, Brown Sugar, LactoseMaple SyrupScrapple)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut (Bottles): TBA

7.4% ABV

Posted in Avery Brewing, Headlines

Avery Pow Day IPA, a Freeskier Magazine collaboration

Avery Pow Day IPA

Avery Pow Day IPA in on the horizon in Boulder, Colorado. A collaboration with Freeskier Magazine.

Freeskier Magazine is a ski media company that is also based in Avery’s home of Boulder, Colorado. Beer and skiing are two things Colorado does pretty damn well. Drinking beer and skiing should be a national pastime. Avery and Freeskier – good stuff.

Avery Pow Day IPA features coffee from Boulder based Ozo Coffee. Hoppy enough to get you going, coffee to keep you going.

Free skier is an independent ski media company based in Boulder, Colorado. Like our friends and neighbors at Avery Brewing, we pride ourselves on producing the finest quality products on the planet, which is exactly what you’re holding in your hand. This collaborative beer, hand crafted by Freeskier & and Avery, celebrates that perfect powder day shared by friends. We hope that you enjoy this glorious Pow Day IPA as much as we enjoyed making it.

Avery Pow Day IPA is a draft and 12 ounce can offering. The collaboration has not yet been officially announced – no word if this will see national distribution or stay close to Colorado.

Style: IPA (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.3% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Evil Twin Brewing

Check this: Evil Twin Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break

Evil Twin Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break

Evil Twin Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break sounds a bit crazy right?  Well, it’s coming. Soon.

Evil Twin teased the upcoming release today – not revealing the whole label, but you can obviously tell what this beer is, and it’s a doozy.

The series began with Imperial Biscotti Break, an imperial stout that mimics the dessert, brewed with almond, vanilla, and coffee. Variants have also included an edition with cherries, Barrel Aged Biscotti Break, and Pappy Biscotti Break (aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels).

This edition finds this well loved imperial stout, aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. (The same kind of barrel that makes Founders CBS a beer geek wet dream.)

Evil Twin Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged Imperial Biscotti Break will be either a 22 ounce bottle or 16 ounce can release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans, Coffee, Almonds. Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Debut: TBA

11.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Coffee Minotaur, aged in whiskey debuts

Orpheus Coffee Minotaur

Orpheus Coffee Minotaur releases on August 3rd. A new sour ale by the Atlanta based brewery.

Since day one, Orpheus has been expanding their barrel program. Finally, there is enough barrel room to release Orpheus Coffee Minotaur, an whiskey oak-aged sour ale.

Brewery founder Jason Pellet tells Beer Street Journal that the base beer is sort of a sour amber, brewed with Golden Promise malt and Munich malt. The coffee is from Java Lords, found on Euclid Avenue in Atlanta. In total, the beer spent a total of 5 months in Heaven Hill & Jack Daniels Single barrels.

The story of Orpheus is a story of rebirth, first in his journey into and out of Hades, and finally in the transmigration of his soul into the body of a swan. We pay tribute to this rebirth with ever beer we put into barrels, to be transformed by its time in the wood as something new. Orpheus Coffee Minotaur

Orpheus Coffee Minotaur is a 22 ounce bottle release, available as a souvenir on the tour on August 3rd.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Whiskey)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: August, 2016

8% ABV

Posted in Harpoon Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Seasonal Return, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Silencio breaks free of Canvas Series

Wicked Weed Silencio 2016

Wicked Weed Silencio once a  Canvas Series release last fall, has returned. Check out the hot new artwork.

Wicked Weed Silencio is a sour black ale, aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels with vanilla beans, and Mountain Air Roasting Coffee.

Bottles are now available at the brewery. Limited distribution starts now.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Coffee. Vanilla Beans. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 500ml Bottles
Latest Return: Late July, 2016

7.4% ABV

Image: Wicked Weed Brewing