Harvester Brewing is pleased to announce the release of their winter seasonal, Coffee Pale Ale. To create this beer Harvester started with their award-winning Pale Ale and then added cold-brewed coffee from Equal Exchange rather than the dry-hops. The Coffee Pale Ale comes in at 30 IBU and 5.8% ABV.
The combination of Equal Exchange’s Medium Peruvian roast coffee with our Pale Ale was not the original plan for Harvester’s winter seasonal. “Having our own pub gave us the ability to try several coffee/beer combinations and get an immediate response from our fans,” said Harvester’s head of R&D, James Neumeister. He continued, “We had assumed that blending coffee with our Dark Ale would be the obvious winner but no other coffee beer we made matched the positive response we received to this Pale Ale and coffee combination.”
Coffee Pale Ale will be released at Harvester’s gastropub during an event with Equal Exchange on January 9th from 5 pm until 8 pm. Equal Exchange will be bringing chocolate to taste with Coffee Pale Ale and Harvester’s Chef Neil will be creating several food pairings to complement the new release. Bottles of Coffee Pale will head out to retailers the following week.