Tag: Coffee

Stone Xocoveza: An Imperial Stout Inspired by Mexican Hot Chocolate Beer Reviews by

Brewed with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lactose, with English Challenger and East Kent Golding as featured hops.

Great Notion Opens Much-Anticipated Second Location in Northwest Portland News by

Great Notion’s second location offers plenty of growing room for the three-year-old company, along with to-go coffee six days a week, an expanded menu, and most importantly, more beer.

Creativity Defines the Next Generation of Coffee Beers News by

Long a favorite addition to Stouts and Porters, brewers across the country are pushing the boundaries when it comes to incorporating coffee into seasonal and limited releases.

Can You Taste the Music? Breweries and Bands Collaborate on Beers Inspired by Song Feature by

As brewery-band collaboration projects become more commonplace, new research suggests that neurological connections between how we process taste and sound could exist—potentially taking musically-inspired beers to a new level.

Alphabet Brewing Co.’s Style-Bending White Breakfast Stout Label Approval by

To design Alphabet Brewing Co.’s labels, creative director Nick Hamilton starts by imagining the beer into the middle of a vivid narrative.

Jeff Griffith of Fate Brewing Company Going Pro by

Jeff Griffith, head brewer at Fate Brewing Company in Boulder, Colo., cranks out everything from classic Belgian and German styles to experimental IPAs, tequila barrel-aged sours, and coffee-infused hop bombs.

David Morgan of SingleSpeed Brewing Going Pro by

SingleSpeed Brewing, the Cedar Falls, Iowa, nanobrewery Morgan founded in 2012, is on the brink of a major expansion, as SingleSpeed exits its nano-sized beta version for a state-of-the-art brewhouse opening late this year.

5 Sources of Inspiration for Alaskan Smoked Porter 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Alaskan Brewing Co. co-founder Geoff Larson talks about the drinks (and other things) that inspired one of the most award-winning and sought-after beers in recent history: Alaskan Smoked Porter.

Holiday Beer Fudge Cooking with Beer by

Beers like Founders Breakfast Stout and Short’s Bellaire Brown Ale enhance these recipes for fudge, a perfect make-ahead dessert that travels easily, shares well and can be quickly placed on a candy dish for impromptu gatherings.

Where to Drink in Charleston, South Carolina Destinations by

Palmetto Brewing, South Carolina’s first modern brewery, started in Charleston in 1993, but seven other production breweries have opened since 2007. Beyond that, a bevy of retail shops, bars, and tour companies have filled most corners of the city with at least one solid craft option.

Coffee, Beer Chaser: Roasters Gain Ideas, Inspiration From Brewers Feature by

Across the country, craft breweries have coffee specialists going far beyond mere coffee-beer collaborations. Taking notes from beer, coffee shops hope to increase conversation and connectivity between the parallel crafts, opening both to new customers and ideas.

Breakfast of Champions Kindred Spirits by

Bring the beer cocktail concept to breakfast with the Breakfast of Champions, a coffee-infused martini made with vodka and rich Coffee Stout.

A Chip Off the Old Block BYOB by

Here’s how the “Chip Shot Coffee Porter” came to be: Smog City brewer Chris Walowski found himself one night in a little dive bar in Bakersfield, Calif. Talk turned to coffee cocktails, including the Chip Shot, a blend of coffee, Tuaca and Bailey’s.

Beer News News by

US government shutdown hindered craft beer industry growth; rare disorder turns man’s stomach into a brewery; civet coffee controversy spurs brewers to reevaluate the ingredient; after lawsuit dismissal, tribe repeals prohibition; and Whole Foods to open first in-store brewery.

Not So Espresso BYOB by

Coffee and dark-roasted Stouts or Porters are a perfect marriage of flavors, but … screw expectations. Yes, the extract makes a great addition to a sweet Stout, but let’s have some fun! How about Jolted Toasted Oat Amber?

Beer News News by

Oskar Blues crafts one very tall boy; Portland to treat water, possibly at expense of beer taste; Starbucks considers serving beer and wine; and thieves pull off $70,000 beer heist.

Caffeinated Beer Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Geek explains just how much caffeine is in your favorite coffee brews.

No Last Call Last Call by

Despite the tattoos, the piercings and the mutual appreciation of quality beverages, and despite the fact that they’re mainly terrific folks, coffee people just aren’t like us.