Modern Times Mega Black House is the newest special release by the San Diego, California based brewery.
The base beer is the brewery’s year-round oatmeal coffee stout (Black House), amped up to an imperial level. Modern Times Mega Black House features a “preposterous” amount of coffee when compared to the year-round version, weighing in at 10% alcohol by volume.
This imperialized version of our celebrated Black House is loaded up with preposterous amounts of house-roasted coffee, which is a heavenly match for the huge, chewy malt profile underneath. This beer is best enjoyed in sips, with ample time to experience its beautiful, evolving complexity, and ample room to gesticulate wildly with pleasure.
Modern Times Mega Black House is available now in 22 ounce bottles in both taprooms and distribution.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin looks to join the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup in the near future. That’s a term for the expanding line of core beers that have an extra ingredient, like grapefruit, thai chili, or pineapple.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin takes the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, and infuses coffee and chocolate. Dessert or breakfast beer. Your choice.
Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of the coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roast, chocolatey flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin has been available on draft in the past. The brewery has not yet announced this bottle release.
Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee will join a new, elite Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series on May 21st.
The Cellar 3 facility currently houses over 1000 oak barrels, including four, 50-Barrel foudres. Brewmaster Pat Korn thought it was time he dipped into his personal stash at the facility and give the public a taste. Thus, the debut of the Barrelmaster’s Reserve Series.
Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a 100% bourbon barrel-aged “black ale” (as Green Flash describes it), featuring coffee from San Diego based Mostra. The beans are Sumatran and and Brazilian, chosen to compliment the oak barrel-aging.
The beer has rested in the barrels for 30 months, gaining plenty of spicy oak, vanilla and caramel notes. After being deemed “ready” by the Barrelmaster himself, a beautiful cold brew coffee made from a blend of Brazilian and Sumatran beans from San Diego coffee roaster, Mostra, is added to intensify and compliment the rich caramel and vanilla from the barrels.
Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee is a limited, 750 milliliter bottle offering at the Cellar 3 Facility in San Diego on May 21st. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that a limited amount of this beer will hit distribution.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown is the next specialty offering by the Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown has the look and feel of a beer from the brewery’s Backstage Series – Frangelic Mountain Brown Ale. While that edition was brewed with hazelnut coffee, this “mountain” brown ale is brewed with Sumatran coffee.
The is bold brown ale gets its body form a team of malts, including caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of chocolate malt for color, and aromatic and munich malts for added depth. German and perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balance brown ale to a decadent level.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown will be a 12 ounce bottle release. Tap room on April 29th, Distribution starting May 2, 2016.
Other coffee infused beers by Founders includes: Breakfast Stout, Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout and Frangelic Mountain Brown.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA will slam flavors of hops and coffee together in a new release in April.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA features Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s 12 hour cold-brew coffee, and Rogue Farm grown hops and malts. The approach with this new IPA, is to create a beer that has a strong aroma of coffee, yet transitions seamlessly into an aromatic, hoppy IPA. A collision of two bold flavors that should please fans of both.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA will be a available in 22 ounce bottles and draft nationally in April, 2016.
Tasting notes: The IPA leads the charge in this beer, in aroma and initial flavor. The cold brew coffee is light from middle to finish. Fans of both will love this one.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: April, 2016
7.5% ABV, 82 IBUs
Prairie Pirate Bomb, the brewery’s well-known imperial stout aged in rum barrels, returns to the brewery’s lineup again in March, 2016.
The brewery mentions that more of the Bomb! spices were added to the finished Prairie Pirate Bomb, so the pop even more for this edition. The base stout features chili peppers, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and coffee.
Pirate bomb is our beer Prairie Bomb! aged in rum casks. The flavor from the casks helps impart more vanilla and coconut flavors to the beer while helping to add more body and smoothness to the already explosive and expressive flavors of Bomb!
Prairie Pirate Bomb is a limited, 12 ounce bottle offering.
Schlafly Double Bean Blonde is now available from the Saint Louis, Missouri based brewery.
This new specialty release takes a blonde ale and resting it on cocoa nibs from Ghana. In the final stages of brewing, the beer is infused with cold coffee. The result is beer nice a pleasant chocolate favor, and strong coffee nose.
“The golden ale really acts as a canvas on which the coffee and chocolate flavors can perform. We’re excited to have the opportunity to take risks with our beer, especially when we have access to such great partners like Kaldi’s Coffee. – Steven Hale, Schlafly brewer”
Schlafly Double Bean Blonde is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Release: Mid-March, 2016
6.3% ABV, 25 IBUs
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