Harpoon Brewery & Dunkin’ Launch New Line Coffee & Donut Infused Beers

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!

Harpoon Brewery Takes a Triple IPA Approach to Dry January

DryJanuaryModalHarpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) has officially announced that it will begin the Specialty Release of Dry January Triple IPA in early January 2020.

Developed specifically for anyone that wants to do the exact opposite of “forgoing booze for 31 days,” Dry January is a Triple India Pale Ale “featuring an abundance of Calypso, Zythos, and Mandarina Bavaria hops.”  Coming in at 11% ABV and 70 IBUs, Dry January is “designed for those who prefer to imbibe on a cold winter’s night, no matter the month.”

Dry January Triple IPA will debut with launch events at Harpoon Brewery locations on January 6 and distribution will begin shortly after the on-site releases.  You can expect to find this Specialty Release offering available in 16 oz. cans and on draft in Massachusetts, Vermont and other select markets in the Northeast.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dry January Triple IPA from Harpoon Brewery

Release – Limited/Specialty; January 2020
Style – Imperial/Triple India Pale Ale
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 70
Featured Hops – Calypso, Zythos & Mandarina Bavaria
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder/

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Harpoon Brewery Introduces Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale

HarpoonDunkinSummerPApourHarpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) has officially announced that it has once again partnered with Dunkin’ (Canton, Massachusetts) to create a new coffee-inspired craft brew – Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale – meant for warm weather sippin’.

Crafted to be a “hoppy tribute to Dunkin’s signature Iced Coffee“, Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale that has been infused with Dunkin’s Original Blend Coffee.  Coming in at a light and easy-drinking 5% ABV, the “bright, summery” Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale is best enjoyed “at the end of any sunny day or seasonal celebration.”

According to Tony Weisman, Dunkin’ U.S. Chief Marketing Officer, “The classic tastes of Dunkin’ coffee and Harpoon craft beer make for such an irresistible combination, it was inevitable we’d collaborate again. We saw so much excitement and passion for our partnership last fall, and we’re thrilled to delight our fans who start their day with Dunkin’ coffee and end it by enjoying one of Harpoon’s famous craft beers once more with the introduction of new Summer Coffee Pale Ale.”

 

“I just depleted the last of my private stash of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter the other day, so, selfishly, the timing on this launch couldn’t be better,” said Dan Kenary, Harpoon’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We ended last year’s baseball season with the intro of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, and we’re excited to begin this season with the release of our Summer Coffee Pale Ale. Most importantly, it’s a delicious beer – hoppy and vibrant with a nice coffee character. We’re thrilled to partner with an icon like Dunkin’ again.”

Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale is rolling out now and is scheduled to stick around throughout the summer months.  You can expect to find this Limited-Edition offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Harpoon’s distribution footprint in the Eastern U.S.  Prost!

Vital Information for Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Dunkin’

Release – Limited, launching April 2019
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5%
Added Ingredients – Dunkin’s Original Blend Coffee
Fun Fact – “Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale marks the second craft beer created in partnership between these two iconic American beverage brands. Last October, Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery came together to toast the start of fall by introducing Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. It proved to be extremely popular among both beer enthusiasts and the brands’ fans alike, with millions of pints served within the regional brewery’s distribution footprint.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pairs perfectly with delicious summer favorites like coffee rubbed brisket, chipotle chicken tacos, Dunkin’ coffee rolls, and outdoor brunch.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Eastern U.S.
Beer Finder – https://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder

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Harpoon Brewery & Dunkin’ Donuts Team Up to Release Dunkin’ Coffee Porter

Harpoon-Dunkin-Coffee-Porter-CED6Harpoon Brewery (Boston Massachusetts) and Dunkin’ Donuts (Canton, Massachusetts) have announced that Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, their Limited Release collaboration beer, is officially hitting shelves now and will be available throughout the fall.

Developed to serve as “a bold new way . . . to toast the start of fall”, Dunkin Coffee Porter brings “two of America’s iconic beverage brands . . . together for the first time” by combining “the taste of Dunkin’s Espresso Blend Coffee with Harpoon’s famous craft beer.”  This marriage of “New England staples” results in a “robust and roasty” Dunkin Coffee Porter (6% ABV) “that has a smooth mouthfeel with aromas of espresso and dark chocolate.”

“Dunkin’ has been there for us since the early days when getting the brewery up and running required a lot of beer, and even more coffee,” said Dan Kenary, CEO and Co-Founder of Harpoon Brewery. “We couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to the company that’s helped fuel our success than to create something special for our fans by combining the taste of their favorite morning brew with one of ours.”

 

According to Tony Weisman, Dunkin’ U.S. Chief Marketing Officer, “Our brands have such passionate, loyal fans, who start their busy day with a cup of Dunkin’ coffee and end it by enjoying one of Harpoon’s famous craft beers. We’re thrilled to now finally bring the two together, partnering with one of the most respected craft breweries in the country to offer coffee lovers and beer enthusiasts alike a classic new taste to celebrate the season.”

Dunkin’ Coffee Porter is officially rolling out this week with plans to stick around through the months of fall.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont and throughout the rest of Harpoon Brewery’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dunkin’ Coffee Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Dunkin’ Donuts

Release – Limited, launches October 2018 with availability scheduled throughout the fall
Style – Porter 
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 28
Added Ingredients – Dunkin’s Espresso Blend Coffee
Suggested Food Pairings – “The new brew pairs perfectly with fall favorites like hearty stews, seasonal desserts, tailgating and, of course, Dunkin’s signature donuts.”

Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder

Harpoon Brewery Adds Lime-y Vice Gose to Summer Lineup

Lime-y-Vice-5D5F.jpgHarpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) has officially released Lime-y Vice Gose as its newest summer seasonal offering.

Developed to be a Miami-inspired version of the style, Lime-y Vice is a Gose that boasts “an intriguing mix of tart lime, spicy coriander, and sea salt.”  This combination offers a drinking experience that is “tart and lime-y up front, with a delicately salty, slightly spiced crisp finish.” Clocking in at an easy-drinking 4.7% ABV, the refreshing Lime-y Vice “is the perfect beer for every summer celebration.”

“A first for us here at Harpoon Brewery, this gose-style beer is packed with summery lime flavor that we think our fans will love,” said Al Marzi, Chief Brewing Officer for Harpoon Brewery. “As someone who can only dream of living the Miami life, sipping Lime-y Vice easily transports me to my imaginary harborside yacht.”

Lime-y Vice is rolling out now and will be available throughout the summer in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the brewery’s Summer Vacation mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. bottles, and on draft.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont and throughout the rest of Harpoon’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lime-y Vice from Harpoon Brewery

Release – Seasonal (summer), launching May 2018
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.7%
IBUs – 6
Added Ingredients – Lime, coriander & sea salt
Fun Fact – On Lime-y Vice’s recipe development: “Harpoon’s brewers experimented with 8 or so iterations of a lime gose before achieving the perfect balance of flavors and settling on the final recipe for Lime-y Vice.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the Summer Vacation mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. bottles, and on draft
Beer Finder – https://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder

Harpoon Brewery Introduces UFO Apricadabra as New Spring Seasonal

ApricadabraCanHarpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) recently announced that it has officially lauched UFO Apricadabra as the newest addition to the brewery’s portfolio of UFO Seasonals.

To bring the flavors and refreshing nature of spring to their UFO (Unfiltered Offering) line, the folks at Harpoon Brewery have developed Apricadabra (4.8% ABV). A Hefeweizen “brewed with fresh apricot puree”, this new Seasonal offering has a “subtly sweet flavor [that] will leave you believing . . . a beer so juicy and refreshing could be nothing other than…magic.”

“Spring is a magical season,” said UFO Brand Manager Victoria Kidder. “Everything becomes more vibrant, more alive. We wanted to brew a flavorful beer that matched the best parts of spring. UFO Apricadabra is bright and refreshing with a perfect balance of apricot flavor, just right for this invigorating season.”

UFO Apricadabra is available now and will be hanging around through March 2018.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, in the UFO “Jet Pack” Spring Mix Pack and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont and throughout the rest of Harpoon Brewery’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for UFO Apricadabra from Harpoon Brewery

Release – UFO Seasonal (Spring), January – March 2018
Style – Hefeweizen
ABV – 4.8%
Added Ingredients – Fresh apricot puree
Availability – 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, in the UFO “Jet Pack” Spring Mix Pack & on draft
Beer Finder – https://www.ufobeer.com/ufolocator/

Harpoon Brewery Introduces UFO Leaf Peepin’! Mix Pack

UFOLeafPeep_editedHarpoon Brewery / UFO Beers (Boston, Massachusetts) recently announced that it is diving into fall with the launch of their UFO Leaf Peepin’! Mix Pack.

To recognize and welcome all the visitors that will soon be flooding the back roads of New England to “check out all the beautiful fall foliage” (a.k.a. Leaf Peepers), Harpoon Brewery has decided to release the UFO Leaf Peepin’! Mix Pack.  This variety 12-pack is comprised of 12 oz. cans of the following four UFO (UnFiltered Offering) brews:

  • UFO Hefeweizen – “Inspired by a 400-year tradition, our award-winning Hefeweizen features a cloudy golden color and is refreshing, smooth and light bodied. Perfect to quench your thirst while on a summer hike. Serve with a lemon wedge to complement the citrusy UFO Hefeweizen experience. Swirl, pour and enjoy!”  ABV – 4.8%
  • UFO White Ale – “Light, crisp, refreshing and brewed with orange peel and coriander, UFO White Ale follows in the tradition of spiced white beers that have been brewed in Belgium for well over 100 years. Cool down at a beachside bonanza with this brew. Serve with a slice of orange and enjoy!”  ABV – 4.8%
  • UFO Cranbeery – “This hefeweizen is infused with cranberries right from the bogs of Massachusetts. A little tart, a little sweet, and a lot delicious, this cranberry hefeweizen is a refreshing addition to leaf peepin’, hiking, or just hanging out around a camp fire (s’mores encouraged).”  ABV – 4.8%
  • UFO Raspberry – “Natural raspberry flavor is added to this delightfully sweet and slightly tart raspberry hefeweizen to give it a delicate fruit flavor. The raspberries are balanced by the clean, wheat beer taste making it a delicious blend of sweet and refreshing for any season. Drink it to cool down when your summer BBQ starts to heat up.”  ABV – 4.8%

The UFO Leaf Peepin’! Mix Pack is available now and will be hanging around through October.  You can expect to find this Seasonal Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Vermont and throughout the rest of Harpoon Brewery’s distribution network.  Prost!

Harpoon Brewery Takes Us All Back to Camp Wannamango

Camp-Wannamango-Beer-Modal-UpdateHarpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) recently announced that Camp Wannamango Pale Ale will soon return to shelves and taps as the brewery’s summer Seasonal.

First released in 2016 as Harpoon Brewery’s first new summer Seasonal in 16 years, Camp Wannamango is brewed with mango puree to create “a subtle tropical aroma of passion fruit and mango . . ., a light body, slight hop bitterness, and malty sweetness . . . with a kiss of mango.”  At 5% ABV and 22 IBUs, this American Pale Ale truly harnesses “the best parts of the season – sun kissed days on the dock, starlit evenings around the campfire, and all the fun with great friends and great beer that summer brings.”

Camp Wannamango will officially release any day now and will be hanging around until August.  This Seasonal offering will have availability in 6-packs and 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 16 oz. cans, and on draft at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, and throughout the rest of Harpoon’s distribution footprint.  Keep an eye on those shelves and tap lists over the next few months for your chance to escape to Camp Wannamango this summer.  Prost!

Vital Information for Camp Wannamango from Harpoon Brewery

Release – Seasonal, March to August 2017
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 22
Added Ingredients – Mango puree 
Suggested Food Pairings – Fish tacos, jerk chicken & s’mores 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 16 oz. cans, & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder

Harpoon Brewery Launches Hoppy Adventure DIPA in 16 oz. Cans

hoppy-modal-2Harpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) has officially released Hoppy Adventure Double IPA has a new year-round offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.

First brewed in the fall of 2014 on Harpoon Brewery’s 10-barrel pilot system as an experimental, small-batch offering, Hoppy Adventure Double IPA “quickly became one of the most sought after beers on tap at the brewery.” After the beer maintained its popularity with hop heads when it was released again last year as a draft-only release with limited distribution, the decision makers at the brewery have now officially added Hoppy Adventure to their portfolio of year-round offerings.

Hoppy Adventure is a Double India Pale Ale absolutely loaded with citrus and tropical fruit notes.  The slightly hazy, golden-colored brew has a pronounced juicy hop character that has been meticulously balanced with a subtly sweet malt backbone.  The finished beer weighs in at 7.8% ABV and 58 IBUs.

4-packs of 16 oz. cans of Hoppy Adventure Double IPA are officially available now.  This beer is also available on draft with limited availability.  Look for this offering to be available at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout Harpoon Brewery’s expansive distribution area.  Be sure to make a mental note about this one, and pick up a 4-pack of Hoppy Adventure on your next beer run to get your hop fix.  Prost!

Vital Information on Hoppy Adventure Double IPA from Harpoon Brewery

Release – Year-Round, November 2016 launch
Style – American Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.8%
IBUs – 58
Aroma – Very hoppy with peach, citrus, & tropical fruit
Taste – Juicy hop flavor with citrus and tropical fruit. Late malt sweetness
Availability – 4 packs of 16 oz. cans and limited draft
Beer Finder – http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder

 

Harpoon Brewery Launches UFO Winter Blonde Ale

ufo-winter-blonde-modalHarpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) recently released Winter Blonde Vanilla Cold Brew Ale as their latest UFO Seasonal offering.

For their take on a coffee beer, Harpoon Brewery has taken a much lighter approach than most by creating Winter Blonde Vanilla Cold Brew Ale as their newest Seasonal release in the UFO Series, a lineup of Seasonal and Year-round Un-Filtered Offerings. This hazy Blonde Ale might weigh in at an easy drinking 4.9% ABV, but it still manages to be packed with the comforting flavors and aromas of vanilla sweetness and robust cold brew coffee.

UFO Winter Blonde Vanilla Cold Brew Ale is available now as a Winter Seasonal that will be hanging around through December.  This brew can be found in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 12 oz. cans, in cases of 12 oz. bottles, and on draft.  Look for this one to be on shelves and taps at craft beer retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout the full distribution area of Harpoon Brewery.  Prost!

Vital Information on UFO Winter Blonde Vanilla Cold Brew Ale from Harpoon Brewery

Release – Seasonal, October-December 2016
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 4.9%
IBUs – 11
Appearance – Hazy, Golden
Aroma – Subtle vanilla sweetness with a hint of coffee
Mouth feel – Soft
Taste – Chocolate, vanilla, subtle coffee
Finish – Lingering sweetness
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 12 oz. cans, in cases of 12 oz. bottles, & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder