Topic Archives: Coffee

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, Seasonal Return

Mardi Gras Stout: Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40 Imperial Stout

Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40

Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40, a Mardi Gras-themed imperial stout returns as February winds down. 

2022 seems to be flying by already. It’s Mardi Gras, Lent starts on Wednesday, and you can almost see summer from here. While Hi-Wire Brewing’s 10W-40 Imperial Stout evolves constantly throughout the year, a few favorites to make seasonal appearances – namely the King Cake 10W-40 Imperial Stout.

Stating the obvious, the imperial stout mimics the famous New Orleans King Cake – basically, a coffee cake blended with a cinnamon roll, covered in Mardi Gras colors. The stout is specifically brewed with lactose, vanilla beans, cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. 

MORE: HI-WIRE 10W-40 IMPERIAL STOUT SERIES

Hi-Wire King Cake 10W-40 Imperial Stout is available for a limited time in 16-ounce cans and draft. 

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Chocolate. Vanilla Beans. Cinnamon. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Seasonal Release. 

Latest Return: Late February 2022

8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake seasonal turns 17

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake can

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake, aka W-n-B, is making a seasonal return to the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s seasonal lineup. 

2021 marks the 17th 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.

In 2014, Terrapin invested in a canning line, and started transitioning their entire lineup from bottles to cans. W-n-B was one of the first seasonals to make the change back in 2016. If you like a bold stout with coffee and hints of creamy chocolate, this seasonal favorite does not disappoint. 

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is available in 12 ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s distribution network in November 2021. 

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

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Can Debut: November, 2016
Latest Return: November 2021.

9.4% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Cool weather favorite Creature Comforts Koko Buni returns

Creature Comforts Koko Buni can

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans again in November 2021. 

One of the first seasonals by the Athens, Georgia based brewery, Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a milk porter, aged on toasted coconut and cocoa nibs  Condor Chocolates and coffee from nearby 1000 Faces. This late fall season has been overwhelmingly popular since its debut a few years ago. We’ve seen fistfights over Koko cans at retailers.

In 2018, production expanded after the brewery brought their new production facility online, so finally there was a little more “Buni” to go around.

“We decided not to be traditional with the beer and add some ingredients that play well with the already roasty and chocolatey flavors of darker beers.” -Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.

Coffee lovers will find a home here. Koko Buni starts heavy on the 1000 Faces coffee, and turns chocolatey mid-sip, finishing with a wisp of coconut. The beer is wonderfully creamy and decadent, stopping short of being sweet or heavy. 

Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a seasonal draft and 12-ounce can offering, available at the brewery and across the brewery’s distribution footprint again in November 2021. 

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Lactose.)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans
Distribution: Athens & Atlanta, Georgia (Very Limited)
Latest Return: November 2021

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: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in New Beers, Orpheus Brewing

Orpheus Brewing Constructing Eternity Out of Discount Ruins

Orpheus - Constructing Eternity Out of Discount Ruins

Orpheus Brewing Constructing Eternity Out of Discount Ruins, an imperial stout debuting as a part of the brewery’s “Year 7” Anniversary. 

The base beer is an imperial stout, brewed with vanilla and coffee, aged in bourbon barrels. 

The stillness feels the air and shudders. Toiling through the hulking gate from now to always now, extant riches burning so we venerate the ashes. The oppressive sound of nothing dampens drifting calculations, but broken thoughts entwine when creeping darkness has no alibi. Constructing eternity out of discount ruins, engulfed in all that’s real to me, which takes me home amidst morass to see through smoke and ash the brief infinity we built.

Orpheus Brewing Constructing Eternity Out of Discount Ruins will be available in 12.7 ounce bottles on September 3rd. 

 Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Vanilla Beans. Barrel-Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles

Debut: 9/3/21

13% ABV

MORE: Orpheus Year 7 Releases 

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Benevolent Overlord joins Black Tie Series

Monday Night Benevolent Overlord

Monday Night Benevolent Overlord joins the Atlanta-based brewery’s Black Tie Series today.

This more “formal” series from Monday Night is home to heavy-hitting beers like Fistful of Cake Imperial Stout variants, Barrel-Aged Drafty Kilt, and Space Lettuce Imperial IPA.

Benevolent Overlord is a double mash imperial stout, brewed with hazelnuts and coffee.

Loaded with coffee and hazelnuts, complemented by flavors of milk chocolate and vanilla. At 12.2% ABV, this boozy beer will impress the most discerning rulers.

Monday Night Benevolent Overlord is available in 16-ounce cans in both of the brewery’s taprooms starting January 22nd.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Hazelnuts.)
Availability: 16oz Cans.
Debut: 1/22/21

12.2% ABV

 

Posted in Coming Soon, Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge is coming in October

Founders KBS Mackinac Fudge

Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge, a variant of the well-known Kentucky Breakfast Stout, debuts in October.

This is just the second variant the brewery has released of KBS after KBS Espresso debuted earlier this year. This edition is brewed with Mackinac Fudge Coffee and maple syrup, then aged in oak bourbon barrels.

READ MORE: FOUNDERS KBS SERIES

“We’ve been enjoying beers brewed with the Mackinac Fudge coffee in our taproom for years, and now we’re finally bringing that treatment to KBS. It takes the chocolate flavor traditionally found in KBS to a whole new level.  Add in a hint of maple syrup and now you have an elegant, yet explosive new flavor experience.” – Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki.

Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge will be available in the taproom on October 8th, shipping nationally shortly after, with the exception of Mississippi. The estimated retail price is $24 dollars/4 pack.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release.

Debut: Early October 2020

11% ABV