Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Coffee and Beer collide in new Fort Collins Brewery release

Fort Collins Brewery Common GroundWatch out Starbucks, there's a new coffee beverage coming that has a bit of an alcohol kick to it. The Fort Collins Brewery of Fort Collins, Colorado has announced that they will be releasing a brand new brew this month that will mix three different kinds of locally roasted coffee beans in with an amber ale. When you mix two highly different beverages together you have to find some common ground between them to make it work. FCB thinks they've done just that with the announcement of Common Ground.

FCB describes this brew as follows on their new label:
"A celebration of craft beans, craft brews, collaboration and innovation resulted in this rare and enticing brew. Together FCB and Jackie’s Java carefully cupped, sniffed, roasted and brewed three distinct varieties of coffee that resulted in an amber ale playfully infused with bold coffee notes."

FCB got together with local coffee roaster Jackie's Java and came up with a combination that seemed to work well. Common Ground will be available at the Fort Collins Brewery tap room as well as being sold in 22oz bombers. Look for this brew to be available very soon (by the end of August). Rumor has it that this may be another in their year-round beer offerings.

I know what some of you are thinking, with so much coffee mixed into this brew, would this make a good breakfast beverage? Hmmm. Who knows. Probably not on a work day, but weekends are fair game for sure.

Read a review of this beer!

Update: Fort Collins Brewery announced that they have brewed up an Oatmeal Raisin Stout(8/19/09) and will be available September 17th, 2009. All profits from this beer will go to the CSU Brewing Science Program.

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- Fort Collins Brewery Incredible Hop Imperial Black IPA review.
- Fort Collins Brewery Barrel Licked Bock review.
- A fresh look at the new Fort Collins Brewery.

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