A natural duo, when you think about it, coffee and beer have quite a few things in common. Both can be influenced at every stage of the creation process to create new and exciting flavor combinations, aromas, and tastes. Both are artistic mediums accessible that almost (sorry to the under 21 crowd) anyone can enjoy, so why not mix the two together?
Perfect Daily Grind breaks down the process and how the two can comingle, and how to brew your own caffeinated concoction. If you're just looking to get your feet wet, try out some of our favorite finds below!
The lightest roast of the list, Sixpoint's C.R.E.A.M. ale features a blonde roast bean mixed with some serious creaminess.
ALC./VOL. - 7.2%
A brown ale from the coffee capital itself, this Seattle brew is made with local friends Fulcrum Coffee. Their single origin Ethiopian blend is cold brewed, which makes this low acidity, chocolatey delight perfect for the warming months.
ALC./VOL. - 5.2%
San Diego saints Ballast Point offer a porter mixed with vanilla notes and a cold brew from SD's Caffe Calabria. It's low acidity and caramel maltiness make quite the team.
ALC./VOL. - 10%
A chocolatey Hawaiian Kona coffee mixed with the subtlety of a malty porter make Kona's Pipeline an ideal sunny day beverage with a little pick me up.
ALC./VOL. - 5.3%
The most decadent of them all, Goose Island's Coffee Stout is bold and strong. At 13.4% you might want to stick with one, but it's more than worth it. Aged in bourbon barrels and infused with a different Intelligentsia roast each year, this stout is definitely not one to overlook.
ALC./VOL. - 13.4%