Two Beers Brewing announces the release of its latest seasonal creation, Cold Brew Coffee Brown Ale. Starting today, the beer is available in 12-ounce cans at select retailers, on tap at local pubs, and also at some of Seattle’s favorite brunch spots, like Brave Horse Tavern.
Starting with a base of brown ale, Two Beers Brewing runs each batch of the beer through a second fermenter containing 18 pounds of course ground coffee beans—a single origin Ethiopian Harrar roast. The beer is run through the beans continuously for four hours before sitting on the beans for another 20 hours, making for a balanced and flavorful brew that is low in acidity and subtly sweet.
Here are all the details from the brewery:
Beer for Breakfast: Two Beers Brewing Reveals ‘Cold Brew’ as Newest Seasonal Can
Growing Seattle brewery uses cold brew method to create new Coffee Brown Ale, a nod to Seattle’s rich coffee culture
SEATTLE (March 2, 2015) – Committed to crafting beers true to the Pacific Northwest, Two Beers Brewing Co. is excited to announce the release of its newest seasonal can: Cold Brew Coffee Brown Ale. A chocolaty brown ale infused with locally roasted beans from SoDo-neighbor Fulcrum Coffee, this Seattle-inspired beer makes the perfect brunch companion, subtly sweet with a cold brew kick. Available in 12-ounce cans at select retailers beginning Monday, March 2, Cold Brew will also be available to enjoy at some of Seattle’s favorite local brunch spots – including Brave Horse Tavern, Hattie’s Hat, Lost Lake Café and Skillet Ballard – and on draft at your local ale house.
“The goal with our seasonal line is to offer beer that really speaks to the season and to the Pacific Northwest,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Two Beers Brewing Co. “For this time of year, that means a great cup of locally roasted cold brew coffee. At Two Beers Brewing, we’re committed to boldness and exploring new ways to get flavors from ingredients, so we wanted to try out a method that many of our local coffee shops are known for. The result is fantastic.”
The process for creating the expanding brewery’s Cold Brew Coffee Brown Ale is similar to the process used to make cold brew coffee. Starting with a base of chocolaty brown ale, the beer is run through a second fermenter containing 18 pounds of course ground coffee beans per batch. The beer is run through these beans – a single origin Ethiopian Harrar roast – continuously for four hours before sitting on the beans for another 20 hours, making for a balanced and flavorful brew. Low in acidity and subtly sweet due to the cold brew process used, a rich coffee nose and flavor shines through, lingering on the palate. However, while the flavor may be bold, there is no caffeine in this delicious brew, offering an approachable 5.2 percent ABV and 18 IBUs.
Cold Brew Coffee Brown Ale becomes the brewery’s third seasonal can, joined by Day Hike Summer Session Ale (summer) and Grey Skies Dark Pale Ale (winter). March also brings the return of the brewery’s popular Forester IPA and Trailhead ISA.
Media interested in additional information, photos or tasting notes are encouraged to contact Caitlin Braam at [email protected]
About Two Beers Brewing Co. Two Beers Brewing Co. – makers of EVO IPA and a host of Northwest-inspired beers – began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007. Today, Two Beers Brewing produces twelve unique beers including five year-round, seven seasonals, and a host of intricate infusions and limited releases in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found on tap in bars and restaurants throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, with tastings, kegs and growler fills available at The Woods tasting room Tuesday – Thursday from 3-9 pm, Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from 1-10pm and Sunday from 1 – 6 pm. Select brews can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans through the tasting room, as well as local retailers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. With a strong belief in supporting the local economy, Two Beers Brewing takes pride in using Washington ingredients to create all of its handcrafted beers. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.