Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, GA) will unveil a new Imaginarium Project release and collaboration today – Dubbel Shot. Shot is a Belgian-style oatmeal coffee dubbel.
Three Taverns partnered with Thrive Farmers, a coffee farmer-direct supply chain. Thrive Farmers provides a sustainable, continuous income at prices that will allow farmers to have a better standard of living for their families.
A 2014 creation to first emerge from the Imaginarium Project, Dubbel Shot, and 8% Belgian-style oatmeal coffee Dubbel launches from the Parlour this weekend. First pouring on Friday evening from 5:30-8:00 during tours + tastings. On Saturday afternoon, Thrive will join us during the official release from 2:30-4:30. Dubbel Shot will release to market on draft next week as a limited offering
The Imaginarium Project is a series of experimental releases created by the small brewery staff. Some releases could see full scale production in the future. Three Taverns Dubbel Shot debuts today at the brewery.
Read more: Three Taverns Imaginarium Project
Boulevard Imperial Stout “X” – Coffee will the first new Smokestack offering, arriving in February. The 2015 lineup is highlighted by not only two releases of Love Child (the sour/wild ale) but Imperial Stout “X.” Boulevard will use a key ingredient to change the base imperial stout to create new offerings throughout the year.
As a special treat for lovers of big, complex stouts, Boulevard Brewing Company offers the 2015 Imperial Stout “X” Series. The “X” factor stands for a key ingredient brewed into each of several limited releases plan throughout the year. This edition was infused with Ethiopian Sidamo Coffee from our Kansas City neighbor, The Roasterie, lending this robust Stout at subtle wine–like smoothness.
Boulevard Imperial Stout “X” Coffee will be available in 750ml bottles February 10th in Kansas City, other cities shortly after.
Modern Times City of the Dead has just been bottled by the California brewery.
Modern Times City of the Dead is a coffee stout, that uses house-roasted coffee beans, aged in bourbon barrels. How do you bourbon barrel age coffee beans? Take the green beans that haven’t been roasted yet. At this point they are ver susceptible to new flavors. Fill a bourbon barrel full of beans and wait for the magic to happen. Finally, carefully roast the beans so as not to cover up the barrel aged notes.
Rich, full-bodied, & bursting with barrel-aged coffee aroma & flavor, this coffee stout is truly a unique & delicious animal. We were the first brewery to ever make beer with barrel-aged coffee, and now we’re the first to do a large-scale bottle release. And, of course, we roasted it all ourselves. Cool stuff!
Modern Times City of the Dead is available in 22oz bottles, starting January 27th.
Style: Stout (w/ Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
The Lost Abbey’s Track #10, the highest rated offering from from the brewery’s Ultimate Box Set, has shipped again. The set was a series of one-off releases, featuring special blends and treatments from Lost Abbey’s lineup. This isn’t the first beer from the series that saw a wider release, as last year Track #8 showed up on shelves.
The original details about this release below…
The Lost Abbey released Track #10 on October 20, 2012. This edition is fresh Serpent’s Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Right before packaging, the brewery added 17 lbs of Ryan Brothers coffee and 4 lbs of TCHO cacao nibs. Each of the Ultimate Box Set beers echoes a hard rock track. For #10, it’s Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell.
Late in November of 2011, Mike Rodriguez our head brewer asked about creating a Coffee and Cacoa Nib version of Serpent’s Stout for the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. The beer was a hit with our fans. When we wrote up the syllabus for the Ultimate Box Set, we knew a version of this beer would be included.
Image via Lost Abbey. Read more: Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set
Ommegang Joemmegang blends flavors of coffee, chocolate and beer together in a bold new offering.
Cold-aged with a custom mixture of cocoa nibs, 1/3 espresso blend, 1/3 sumatra and 1/3 Papua New Guinea beans. Mahogany hue with red hightlights and creamy tan head. Aroma dominated by cold-brewed coffee, milk chocolate and caramel – rounded out with aromatic hints of fruit and figs. Taste is of sweet malts and smooth, rich coffee and chocolate. Pleasantly fruity notes from both the yeast and coffee beans.
Ommegang Joemmegang is on the brewery’s release calendar for May, 2015. To be available in 750ml bottles.
Abita Brewing’s newest big bottle format offering is Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout. The beer unites two Louisiana brands as the year gets going.
The base beer is a 6% stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar) making the finish smooth and creamy. Abita partnered with PJ’s Coffee to add espresso flavor to Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout.
The Abita Macchiato gained its inspiration from the Macchiato coffee drink, capturing the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. The Abita Macchiato is made with pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Oats and lactose are added to give the beer a more robust and sweeter taste. The sweetness of the lactose helps balance the bitterness of the brew. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. Willamette hops are added to balance out the sweetness of the malts. Finally, PJ’s espresso dolce beans are added to the aging tank. This gives the beer a strong coffee flavor and aroma that compliments the existing flavors of the malt.
Abita Macchiato Espresso Stout is available nationwide in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time. Macchiato follows recent bourbon barreled offering, Bourbon Street Imperial Stout.
Release: Late December, Early January, 2015
Blue Pants Brewery (Madison, AL) will soon release Double Stuff Pinstripe, a variant of their cold weather seasonal.
While Pinstripe is a coffee stout with hints of chocolate, Double Stuff Pinstripe features extra cocoa nibs to bump up the chocolate, and vanilla and lactose to boost the dessert-like flavor.
Take Pinstripe, our rich, chocolatey export stout and add cocoa nibs to bump up the chocolate to a whole new level. Then, add lactose and vanilla to provide a frosting like middle and you have Double Stuff Pinstripe. Are most decadent, popular variant from Pinstripe Fest 2014.
Blue Pants Double Stuff Pinstripe Stout will be available in 22oz bottles.