Avery’s newest beer is one of those that falls into the category of better late than never.
Bourbon Barrel-aged Coconut Porter has been in the works for a few years, and was intended to release in late 2016.
“Avery Brewing decided to hold the release until the beer was perfect. After over a year of making small tweaks, specifically regarding the way the coconut is infused into the beer, it is finally ready to be shared” according to a press release.
The 10.4 percent ABV porter is scheduled to be available year-round in 22-ounce bottles in addition to draft options, according to Avery’s website. The initial bottle release will commence at the Boulder, Colo. brewery on April 7, with national availability coming in subsequent weeks.
The malt bill for Coconut Porter lists Munich, wheat, C-120, 2-Row, chocolate, black malt and Caraaroma. The fermenting duties are handled by London Ale yeast.
Coconut Porter will join four other beers in Avery’s Botanicals & Barrels Series. Each beer in the series spends at least three months aging in barrels and features at least “one ‘botanical’ ingredient outside the standard malted barley, hop, yeast, and water recipe.”
An email sent to Avery seeking additional details was not immediately returned.