Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Koko Buni, a Milk Porter with toasted coconut, cocoa nibs and coffee, will return in mid-December to serve as the brewery’s winter limited release.
Crafted by the team at Creature Comforts to be a go-to offering that is “perfect for cooler days and evenings”, Koko Buni is a Milk Porter brewed with toasted coconut, an Ethiopian blend of coffee from 1000 Faces Coffee, Ecuadorian cocoa nibs from Athens, Georgia’s bean-to-bar chocolatier, Condor Chocolates, and a Haitian varietal of cocoa nibs from Woodstock, Illinois-based Ethereal Confections. This carefully curated mix of ingredients produces a 6.5% ABV Koko Buni that has a “rich and velvety . . . balance in flavor” that is not at all “overpowering or fatiguing on the palate.”
The 2018 batch of Koko Buni will make its debut at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in mid-December and is scheduled to hit distribution “shortly following the onsite release.” You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. Prost!
Vital Information for Koko Buni Milk Porter from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Seasonal, mid-December 2018
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Featured Ingredients – Toasted coconut, Ethiopian coffee from 1000 Faces Coffee, Ecuadorian cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates & Haitian cocoa nibs from Ethereal Confections
Fun Fact #1 – On the beer’s name: “The coconut and Ethiopian coffee used in making the beer inspired its name. ‘Koko’ translates to coconut in Papiamento, a language commonly used in the Caribbean. ‘Buni’ is derived from the word for coffee in Amharic, the primary language found in Ethiopia.”
Fun Fact #2 – On the label artwork: “Continuing in [their] effort to frequently work with local partners, [Creature Comforts] worked with Athens artist David Hale on the can design. The design won CNBC’s Battle of the Beer Labels competition in April 2016.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Athens & Atlanta, Georgia