Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado) has announced that Hotbox Coffee Porter will return on August 4, and this time it is here to stay as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.
Brewed with a sizable malt bill that includes “seven varieties . . . led by CaraAroma”, Hotbox Coffee Porter starts life as a “hugely malty, medium-bodied porter” that offers notes of “chocolate, fig, plum, espresso, burnt sugar, caramel, and marshmallow.” Hotbox Coffee Porter is then “[rearranged] into a coffee colossus” with the addition of “a super-concentrated cold brew” that Hotbox Roasters formulated from a “blend of beans from South America (Columbia, Honduras and Guatemala).” With the malt bill perfectly balancing the coffee’s “flavors of tobacco, chocolate, wood and earthiness”, Hotbox Coffee Porter (6.4% ABV) comes together to be a “roasty, malty, wake-up-call of a porter” that is “not too sweet.”
“We brew two pounds of coffee to one gallon of water and then steep it for 36 hours,” said Noe Lopez, Head Roaster at Hotbox Roasters. “It adds massive coffee and chocolate flavor to the beer.” Hotbox Roasters donated the leftover Cold Brew to NASA to use as rocket fuel.
Hotbox Coffee Porter will officially release on August 4 with a series of kickoff events going down in Austin, Texas; Brevard, North Carolina; Longmont, Colorado; and Boulder, Colorado. It will then hit craft beer-friendly spots located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas and throughout the rest Oskar Blues Brewery’s nationwide distribution area. Look for Hotbox Coffee Porter to be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. Prost!
Vital Information for Hotbox Coffee Porter from Oskar Blues Brewery
Release – Year-Round availability begins August 2018
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 30
Featured Malt – CaraAroma
Added Ingredients – Concentrated cold brew coffee from Hotbox Roasters
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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