Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Coffee Porter, a special collaboration with Pablo’s Coffee, in February 2020.
Surfacing as the latest offering to come out of Great Divide’s Tank Farm Series, Coffee Porter is an American Porter brewed with coffee beans sourced from Mexico and provided by Pablo’s Coffee. To put a Great Divide spin on the added coffee, these green coffee beans were aged in whiskey barrels that once held the 2019 edition of Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout before being roasted by Pablo’s Coffee and integrated into the Porter. This “unique, multi-step process” results in a Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV) that is “the perfect pairing of coffee and beer.”
“We’ve utilized Pablo’s beans for our beers and our coffee makers here at Great Divide for years,” said marketing manager, Matt Sandy. “When we contemplated brewing a coffee porter, Pablo’s was the obvious choice and we brainstormed a process to give this particular coffee porter a little extra prestige.”
“We chose organically grown Mexican coffee produced by Serranos for its inherent chocolate and caramel sweetness and low moisture content,” explained Pablo’s Head Roaster/Green Buyer, Brian Gerhard. “We tasted the beans as they slowly absorbed the inherent Yeti and whiskey flavors from the barrels, rotating them regularly to ensure that each bean had adequate contact time with the barrel. At the 7-day mark we were ready to roast. We went with a smaller than normal, fast roast to try and maintain the wonderful whiskey and oak aromatics. We couldn’t be happier with the end result of both the coffee and the beer.”
Coffee Porter debuted at Great Divide’s Tap Room locations on January 31 and will enter distribution in February. You can expect to find this new Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution network. A limited amount of the barrel-aged coffee beans featured in Coffee Porter will be available at Pablo’s locations and at select retailers. Prost!
Vital Information for Coffee Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company & Pablo’s Coffee
Release – Limited/Tank Farm Series; February – April 2020
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Pablo’s coffee that was aged in whiskey barrels that once held Yeti Imperial Stout
Suggested Food Pairings – “Slow-cooked steak pie with peas, mashed potatoes and gravy; roast vegetable salad with Stilton cheese; stroopwafels and fresh berries”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/