The latest seasonal bottle release from Old Town Brewing is its Warp Speed Coffee Pale Ale. This beer melds two of Portland’s most popular beverages, beer and coffee.
Warp Speed Coffee Pale Ale gets its flavor from being aged on whole coffee beans for a slow, cold extraction keeping the delicate nuances of a cold pressed coffee, instead of the typical method of blending beer with a concentrated coffee, which tends to leave a suppressed coffee aroma and flavor. Warp Speed’s rich coffee character mixed with the malt and hops make it an aggressive and surprisingly refined draft.
Coming in at 5% ABV and 25 IBUs, Warp Speed is best served at 45 degrees. Suggested dishes from the brewery to pair with Warp Speed is a spicy Cajun dish, slow roasted brisket or dark chocolate.
Later this week Warp Speed will be released at three tasting events across Portland.
North 45 – Brew Hog, Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6-9p.m.
Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop, Friday, January 15, 2016, 6-9p.m.
Hollywood Beverage, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 4-6p.m.
“We like to keep true to our hometown, and what better way to play with the flavors of Portland then making a coffee beer,” said owner of Old Town Brewing, Adam Milne in a release. “When we considered making a coffee beer, we wanted to do something that would surprise people, instead of brewing a coffee stout or other heavier, richer styles. We’re couldn’t be happier with where we landed – the approachability of the pale mixed with the clean coffee flavors make this a beer we thinking everyone will love.”
Beginning this week, 22 oz bottles of Warp Speed will be available at several retail stores and bottle shops, including most Whole Foods, and New Seasons locations across Portland and Southwest Washington.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.