Topic Archives: Coffee

Posted in Ballast Point Brewing, Don't Miss This, New Releases

Chocolate & Coffee: Ballast Point Mocha Marlin debuts

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin joins the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup in the near future. That’s our way of describing the expanding line of core beers that have extra ingredients, like grapefruit, thai chili, or pineapple.

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin starts as the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, plus additions of 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.

Style: Porter (w/ Coffee. Chocolate.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late-September, 2016

6% ABV

Image: Ballast Point

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Tart Cherry Wake-n-Bake to join Special Reserve Series

Terrapin Tart Cherry Wake-n-Bake

Terrapin Tart Cherry Wake-n-Bake, a new entry in the brewery’s Special Reserve Series.

The base beer is an oatmeal imperial stout, brewed with a special coffee blend from Athen’s, Georgia roaster Jittery Joes. (The coffee blend is actually available for purchase as well.)  The brewery has spiked the stout with Montmorency cherry juice.

When life gives us cherries, we make “Tart Cherry W-n-B.” Brewed with real Montmorency cherry juice from the USA, and freshly roasted “Wake and Bake” coffee from Jittery Joe’s, this version of our classic Coffee Oatmeal Stout takes on an impeccable fruit forward dimension.

Other editions of Wake-n-Bake include Cinnamon Roll’d, that has been released a few times in the past, as well as French Toast W-n-B.  This year, the brewery will can the base Wake-n-Bake for the first time.

Terrapin Tart Cherry Wake-n-Bake will be a 22 ounce bottle and draft release in December, 2016.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Cherries.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: December, 2016

9.4% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking is ready for fall

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking, a new variant of one of the most well-known pumpkin beers, releases soon.

The mere mention of Pumking will typically get a strong “love it” or “hate it” reaction. Either way, it’s hard to doubt this pumpkin beer has made quite an impression on the beer scene.

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking is created in a few steps. First, the brewery mashed in the grains at a higher temperature in order to leave a little residual sweetness to pair better with the coffee flavor.

Once fermentation was completed the beer was cold crashed to 32 degrees, and 150 pounds of cold pressed coffee from local roaster Stedman’s was added. Incidentally, the brewery pressed the coffee themselves.

In the end, the coffee adds nutty and cocoa flavors to Pumking’s strong pumpkin and pie crust flavors. Due to the infusion, this beer does have traces of caffeine.

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking is a limited, draft only offering.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Coffee)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: September, 2016

8.6% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Weyerbacher

Molé Beer: Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout

Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout

Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout is a new imperial stout with a twist, joining the Pennsylvania brewery’s arsenal.

The foundation for this beer is the same imperial stout found in Sunday Morning Stout, minus the barrel aging. The stout has been nuanced with cocoa nibs and powder, cinnamon, a big pepper blend, and coffee. The end result is a beer that resembles traditional molé: coffee, chocolate heat, and a hint of smoke.

This brew captures everything you’d expect from a traditional molé – coffee, chocolate, heat and smokiness.

Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout is available in 12 ounce bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee, Chocolate, Chili Peppers, Cinnamon)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: September, 2016

11.3% ABV

Posted in Breckenridge Brewing, Don't Miss This

Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yeah, it’s a thing.

Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte can

Forget the non-alcoholic PSLs running around out there. Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte (complete with booze) is now available.

Tis the season for pumpkin. Pumpkin beers are back in full force, and Breckenridge decided to go all all-in on the most well known style of beverage for the season.

Part of the brewery’s Nitro Series, Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte is a nitrogen laced stout, brewed with pumpkin spices and a touch of coffee.

Some of you by now are saying WTF. Honestly, actually kind of works. The nitrogen adds the creaminess that the milk does in a latte. The pumpkin flavors bold but not overwhelming, with a bit of coffee in the finish. All in a “grande” aka 16 ounce can.

Breckenridge Pumpkin Spice Latte is available in 16 ounce cans/4 packs, seasonally.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Coffee. Nitrogen infused.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Seasonal.
Debut: September, 2016

5.5% ABV 

Posted in Oskar Blues Brewing, Seasonal Return

Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter is back for another round

Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter cans

Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter, a collaboration with Hotbox Roasters, is returning to shelves for a second time. The beer first debuted in December, 2015.

Hotbox Coffee Porter features cold-extracted coffee from Burundian and Ethiopian beans, to give the base porter flavors and aromas of dark plums, chocolate and hints of blueberry.

“Hotbox Porter shows that beer and coffee were meant to be together.  Digging in with Hotbox Roasters allowed us to develop a malt blend and a coffee blend that gel beautifully.” -Tim Mathews, Head of Oskar Blues brewing operations

As you’ll recall, earlier this year the brewery also partnered Hotbox Roasters to offer coffee beans in cans.

Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter is available nationally in 12 ounce cans and draft through November, 2016.

Style: Porter (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Sept-Nov.
Latest Return: September, 2016

6.4% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake will be canned for the first time this year

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake cans

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, aka W-n-B, will return soon to the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s lineup. This year, it will be available in cans for the first time.

2016 marks the 12th release of Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, an oatmeal stout brewed with a special blend of coffee from Athens local Jittery Joes Coffee.

Black as night, this coffee stout is thick, rich and full of real coffee flavor. Brewed with a special blend of beans from all over the world developed and roasted specifically for Terrapin by our friends at Jittery Joe’s Coffee right here in Athens, GA.

Two years ago, Terrapin invested in a canning line, and has been slowing transition a majority of the lineup from bottles cans.

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft starting in late October, 2016.

Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout (w/ Coffee)
Hops: Nugget

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Can Debut: Fall, 2016

9.4% ABV