I’ve shared the story on the podcast, I believe, but I can’t believe this is happening.
In 2008, when I was on a cruise to Alaska, I had the opportunity to visit the Alaskan Brewing Company brewery in Juneau. While I was there, I had a sample of what they had on tap there. One of the beers they had on tap was a coffee brown ale. I had my doubts that it would be worth drinking, but it really was! The rich, sweet brown melded perfectly with the warm, lightly roasty notes of the coffee. I’ve tried several times to recreate it, and I do think I’ve found the proper recipe, but I’ve always wanted to try it again.
Sadly, they said it would never see the light of day. That tap was for experiments, and they’d never brew it. Well, apparently, they figured out a way to bottle it, because they have released their Heritage Coffee Brown ale, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a bottle. Here’s to hoping they didn’t have to modify the recipe too much to make it profitable!
Read the details here – http://www.brewbound.com/news/alaskan-brewing-releases-heritage-coffee-brown-ale