Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Kujo, a Cold Press Coffee Porter brewed in collaboration with Vigilante Coffee Co. (Hyattsville, Maryland), in early September 2020.
Emerging from “the depths of Satan’s petting zoo,” Kujo is an American Porter brewed with Colombian La Caturrita coffee beans from Vigilante Coffee Co. Weighing in at 6% ABV, Kujo “offers nutty, roasted malts steeped in sweet, chocolate-forward coffee, giving this autumnal monster its trademark smooth and velvety cocoa finish.”
“Working with Vigilante Coffee Co. to bring Kujo to life is always one of our favorite times of the year,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing for Flying Dog Brewery. “You think people are passionate about coffee? Kujo fans take it to a whole new level. They’re rabid animals.”
“Finding the right coffee beans for Kujo was several months in the making and I think the brewing experts on both sides of this project nailed the execution,” said Chris Vigilante, Owner & Roaster, Vigilante Coffee Co. “Vigilante started out of a rowhome basement in D.C., so our team is thrilled to be working hand in hand with the largest brewery in Maryland to create such a unique fall beer.”
Kujo is rolling out this week and will be available during the months of fall. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Kujo from Flying Dog Brewery
Release – Seasonal; Fall 2020
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 15
Malts – Black, Chocolate & Roasted Barley
Hops – Perle
Yeast – American Ale
Added Ingredients – Colombian La Caturrita coffee beans from Vigilante Coffee Co.
Fun Fact – “Kujo is brewed with 100% Colombian coffee, a medium roast of the varietal Caturra sourced from small farms located in Huila and Tolima. The beans, nicknamed La Caturrita, are smaller than the average coffee bean and are sourced directly by the Vigilante Coffee Co. team. It is one of Vigilante’s most popular coffees due to its classic Colombian cup profile and pairs beautifully with the stout created for Kujo.”
Suggested Pairings – “The bite of this autumnal monster cuts savagely through the richness of cream-based desserts and red meat roasted over a roaring bonfire.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.flyingdog.com/beer-finder/