Fans of Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Heritage Coffee Brown will soon have quite a bit longer to enjoy it.
The Juneau, Alaska-based brewery has named the 7 percent ABV brown ale that was originally released last year as its new fall seasonal. Formally a Pilot Series release packaged in 22-ounce bottles, the beer is brewed with English malted oats, English chocolate malt, and Pale malt as well as cascade and calypso hops before adding a Brazilian variety of coffee bean from Juneau-based Heritage Coffee Roasting Co. named Paixao to both the kettle boil and the end of fermentation.
In addition, Heritage Coffee also allowed the brewers at Alaskan to roast some of their pale malt in the coffee roasters, which added a significant amount of coffee to both the aroma and the actual taste of the beer.
“We were looking to brew a coffee beer that wasn’t overly-dominated by dark malts,” said Tyler Lindquist, Alaskan brewer, in a press release. “That’s why we went with a brown ale for this beer. The subtleness of the brown ale then allowed us to accentuate the richness of a great coffee, instead of the bitter acrid flavor that sometimes comes through in coffee beers.”
According to a press release, the new incarnation of Heritage Coffee Brown will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles and will be available at retailers from September through mid-November.