Harpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) and Dunkin’ (Canton, Massachusetts) have officially announced that they have collaborated once again to launch of new series of coffee and – for the first time – donut-infused beers for Seasonal Release in September 2020.
Inspired by the success that Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter has experienced over its last two Seasonal Releases, Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ got together again this year “to see what would happen if they brewed a beer made with Dunkin’s famous donuts, creating a new lineup that celebrates classic fall coffee and donut flavors” (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):
- Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin | Inspired by everyone’s favorite fall pumpkin latte, this “Spiced Latte Ale” is brewed with real pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a splash of coffee. Light in color and easy-drinking, it’s a perfect blend of all the autumn flavors we love, with just a touch of espresso-like roast! ABV – 5.2%
- Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme | This “Boston Kreme Stout” is brewed with real Dunkin’ donuts and cacao nibs, which add extra dough-like and chocolatey notes to an easy-drinking, creamy Dry Irish Stout. ABV – 4.3%
- Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut | Brewed with real Dunkin’ donuts and raspberry purée, this slightly hazy IPA has bright notes of jelly and citrus from the addition of fruit-forward Hüll Melon and Citra hops. ABV – 5.7%
- Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter | Harpoon’s first ever tribute to the Dunkin’ coffee that has helped keep Harpoon brewers running, this classic American Porter combines malty notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee with the comforting and familiar flavor of Dunkin’ Original Blend coffee. ABV – 6.0%
“We’re excited to elevate our collaboration with Harpoon this fall with the introduction of Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin beer and the first ever Harpoon beer made with real Dunkin’ donuts,” said Brian Gilbert, Vice President of Retail Business Development at Dunkin’. “We have no doubt the new donut brews, along with the rest of this new fall lineup, will bring the same moments of sweetness and smiles our coffee and donuts have created for 70 years.”
“After more than two years and three seasons of collaborating with the Dunkin’ team, our fans have come to expect a delicious fall beer from us, but we wanted to give them something extra special this year,” said Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder. “Our brewers have always been master innovators, but brewing beer made with real donuts was a first even for them. It’s hard to pick a favorite of the four recipes – just like it’s hard to pick a favorite donut from Dunkin’ – but we hope both our and Dunkin’s fans have a blast trying.”
Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme, Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut and Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter will join Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin in the Harpoon Dunkin’ Dozen Mixed 12-Pack of 12 oz. cans. You can expect to find these Seasonal offerings at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont and throughout the rest of Harpoon’s distribution area beginning in September 2020. Prost!