Double Coffee Ale (8.0%) [IBU 33]
Fermentables: 2-Row Pale, Vienna, Crystal, Flaked Barley, Lactose
Hops/Spices: Horizon, Goldings, Coffee
This is the amped up version of our coffee ale, Cold Drip City. And like the original, it starts out as a golden to light amber ale, which we infuse with a strong cold-brewed coffee after fermentation. The base beer is designed to deliver a malty sweet background for the coffee, with a full, creamy mouthfeel from the addition of lactose (milk sugar). What makes it a “double”? First, the ABV is higher, measuring 8.0% as opposed to 5.8%. Second, we simply use more coffee. The regular strength version uses about 3/4 lbs. per barrel, whereas Doppio uses 1 1/2 lbs. per barrel.
This batch features a special blend from our friends at Allegheny Coffee & Tea. The blend includes Papua New Guinea peaberry and Dark Sulawezi coffees.