First came stouts, now Terrapin Beer Co. is adding coffee to a brand new brown ale.
The Athens, Ga.-based brewery will be releasing four new beers that all use the same brown ale as a base before adding four different types of coffee. In an email, Leah Kuck, marketing and communications for Terrapin, told Tenemu that Terrapin switched from a stout base to a brown ale because “we wanted to use a lighter base in order to let the coffees come through better.”
Each of the four beers will be combined and sold in one four-pack sampler that will include:
- Single Origin Coffee Brown Ale: Indonesia — Bali-Kintamani coffee sourced from Indonesia
- Single Origin Coffee Brown Ale: Ecuador — Zamora-Chinchipe coffee sourced from Ecuador
- Single Origin Coffee Brown Ale: Kenya — Ndaroini coffee sourced from Kenya
- Single Origin Coffee Brown Ale: Costa Rica — Tarrazu coffee sourced from Costa Rica
If the concept sounds familiar, it is because Terrapin used the same approach earlier this year, when it released four versions of the same stout with four varieties of coffee: Single Origin Coffee Stout: Kona — Kona Typica coffee from the Lehuula farm in Hawaii; Single Origin Coffee Stout: Sumatra — Sumatra Rasuua coffee from Wahana Estate in Sidikalang; Single Origin Coffee Stout: Guatemala — Guatemala Bourbon and Caturra coffee blend from Lxlama farm in Huehuetenango and Single Origin Coffee Stout: Ethiopia — Ethiopia Indigenious Heirlooms coffee from Habela Estate in the Alaka district.
According to Kuck, the new sampler is set to be one time release that will ship across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint by “the end of December or early January, depending on distributor shipments.”