Woodland Empire Ale Craft wants you to be able to enjoy coffee and beer at the same time.
The Boise, Idaho-based brewery is releasing Yirge, a 5.5 percent ABV saison brewed with “a proprietary blend of traditional saison yeast strains and a blend of two different roasts of heirloom Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.” The new release is a collaboration between Woodland Empire and Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters, also based in Boise.
“When the good folks at Dawson Taylor reached out to us to do a collaboration brew but wanted us to make something pale we jumped at the opportunity,” reads the beer label. “How does one pull off a pale coffee beer, though? Only one beer style we know of has a similar complexity and character: saison. And so was born Yirge, our take on the coffee beer, our ode to the saison, our homage to hand-picked coffee beans grown at high altitudes in a beautiful, far away place.”
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the new release is packaged in 550ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.