Topic Archives: Coffee

Posted in Don't Miss This, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Java Cask debuts this week, breaks 14% ABV

Victory Java Cask

Victory Java Cask will join the brewery’s lineup before the end of the year.

2015’s release schedule for the Downingtown, Pennsylvania based brewery has been robust, seeing new releases such as Hoppy Quad, Vital IPA cans, and Kuhl Kolsch.

Victory Java Cask is a coffee based beer, brewed in collaboration with Philadelphia based bar, restaurant and music venue, Johnny Brendas. The beer was additionally aged in bourbon barrels. A picture the brewery posted to Instagram mentioned the beer has been pulled from said barrels and blended.

Victory Java Cask debuts on Wednesday, November 25th (aka “Dark Wednesday”) Due to its high alcohol by volume, the beer can’t be sold in 4 of the brewery’s distribution states.

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

14% ABV

Posted in Ballast Point Brewing, Headlines

Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea, a bottle potential

Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea

Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea, a variant on the popular imperial porter is in the works.

Much like the original, Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea features coffee and vanilla. The twist of course, is peppermint.

This Peppermint Victory at Sea is a f estive take on our popular Imperial Porter. We took our trademark robust porter brewed with Caffe Calabria coffee and vanilla and added a dose of refreshing peppermint. The trio of flavors play perfectly on your palate – the brew’s sweet roastiness balances nicely with a cool, minty finish. You might even call it a breath of fresh beer.

Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea will be a 22 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Coffee, Vanilla, Peppermint)
Availability: 22oz bottles, Draft
Release: TBA

10% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout returns as yearly seasonal

Stone Xocoveza

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout started as a collaboration with AHA Homebrewer Competition Winner, Chris Banker, and Mexican craft brewery Cerveceria Insurgente. Now the instant hit from the Escondido, California based brewery’s collaboration series returns.

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout is built from a milk stout recipe, brewed with chocolate (from ChocoVivo), cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee (from Mostra Coffee) and chilies.

The brewery is now bringing it back as a limited winter seasonal release, with a slightly different moniker – Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year. Officially shipping in 12 ounce bottles, and draft.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Coffee, Chocolate, Chilies, Lactose)

Hops: English Challenger, English East Kent Golding
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Hong Kong; Japan; Singapore; Korea; Sweden; and United Kingdom

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Return: 11/16/15

6% ABV

Posted in AleSmith Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout bottles sell out, draft coming soon

Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout

Your chance for Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout bottles might have come and gone today, but there will draft at select bars and restaurants later in November.

Today (November 9th), tickets went on sale (and sold out) for Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout bottles. The coffee-infused imperial stout features toasted coconut flakes, vanilla beans, and rare Ka’u coffee beans from Hawaii’s big island. A rare treat indeed.

Tickets came and went on Brown Paper Tickets today. Your next shot at this beer will be a bar or restaurant that sells Alesmith. Happy Hunting.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Vanilla Beans)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Distribution (Draft): AZ, CA, CO, CT, IL, MA, MN, NC, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WA, WI
Release: November, 2015

12% ABV

Above, Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout is pictured next to Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout, that was on sale as well.

Posted in Don't Miss This, Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

New Release: Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Stout

Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Stout

Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout has joined the Longmont, Colorado brewery’s lineup.

The creation of Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout starts with something the brewery does best – milk stouts. The twist? Thornton, Colorado’s Allegro Coffee, particularly their mocha java blend.

This big stout gets aggressive with a boost from Allegro coffee’s exotic mocha java blend. The coffee’s dark cherry flavors and spicy undertones weave into the rich, milky sweet stout like a chocolate-covered espresso bean melting on your tongue. Bitter then sweet then better. It’s bittersweet.

Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout is available in 22 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (w/ Coffee, Lactose)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: November, 2015

9.5% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This

Creature Comforts Koko Buni Cans coming in December

Creature Comforts Koko Buni Cans

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the first seasonal released just last year by the the Athens, Georgia brewery, is coming to 12 ounce cans in December, 2015.

Those that have been drinking in Atlanta a little while might remember this beer. Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a milk porter, aged on toasted coconut and cocoa nibs  Condor Chocolates and coffee from 1000 Faces (both Athens, GA). This fall seasonal was wildly popular on draft last year. We fully expect fights over the first shipments of these cans when they hit.

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 (New for 2015)
Distribution: Georgia
Release: December/January, 2015

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.

Image via Creature Comforts 

Posted in New Beers, Sixpoint Craft Ales