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September 20, 2016 at 4:00 am to 8:00 pm
Coffee beers – they’re a thing. Roasty, coffee-flavored stouts and porters are nothing new but lately, brewers have been teaming up with coffee professionals to push the envelope of coffee beers, experimenting with this ingredient to explore new territories. Coffee beers have evolved from those familiar roasty, toasty stouts to include IPAs, golden ales, ambers and even sours and ciders.
Since opening its doors two years ago, BREW Five Points has been serving craft beer and specialty coffee, occasionally blurring the lines between the two. This year, to celebrate Jax Beer Week, Intuition Ale Works and BREW Five Points’ Jack Twachtman have teamed up to present JACKED, a takeover of BREW’s draught lines with four new coffee beer collaborations.
The following beers will be available for a limited time starting with the tapping event on Tuesday, September 20. Tickets are not required but do include a taster flight and limited edition t-shirt.
HIPSTER SPEEDBALL (ON DRAFT)
BREW’s signature coffee beer cocktail already mixed and ready to go. Cold brew coffee from Bold Bean blends effortlessly with Intuition’s King Street Imperial Stout for a beer that will get you going any time of day or night.
RUDE AWAKENING (ON DRAFT)
The Cold Brew IPA trend wasn’t a thing when the beeristas at BREW first decided to pour a little coffee in their favorite beer style. Somehow it worked using the cold brew’s smooth yet dark sorcery to mellow out the bitterness of the beer.
GUJI MANE HOPPY COFFEE BLONDE
Great coffee isn’t one dimensional. Today’s specialty coffee is light roasted to coax subtle nuance out of the magical beans. That subtlety is harnessed in this blonde ale to bring out the bright berry notes of the Ethiopian Sidamo Guji coffee accentuated by juicy Mosaic hops. Brrr.
RYE’N HEART COFFEE AMBER AGED ON OAK
To this day, Jack’s parents still call him by his middle name – Ryan. When his dad says it in his Louisiana accent it sounds more like rye’n. Maybe that’s why he loves rye beers so much. Maybe it’s the slightly spicy dryness, the world will never know. This beer is an homage to one he had a sip of one time and really liked. It’s a complex yet subtle with just a hint of coffee rounding out the smooth richness of the amber ale accented by vanilla notes from the oak.