My buddy Teresa von Fuchs emailed me to tell us about a super cool project Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is doing right now: collaborating with the Portland, Maine-based Peak Organic Brewing Co. to create a coffee beer!
Now, as I’ve said a million times, a love a good coffee beer—but there are few things as wretched as a bad coffee beer. Fortunately, when you have a roaster as well-respected and awesome as Irving Farm, you know they’ll settle for nothing less than the best. So the coffee beer’s gonna be great! I’m totally intrigued by this beer, which is an Espresso Amber Ale—so the darkness of espresso in an amber? Tell us more, Teresa!
Peak founder Jon Cadoux reached out to Irving Farm, which is based in New York, because he wanted to work with a roaster whose meticulous sourcing and love of raw ingredients matched his company’s ethos, Teresa tells me. She says Irving Farm was thrilled to get the opportunity.
“We design beers to showcase a particular ingredient that we love, and we take pride in cultivating long-lasting relationships with the creators of those ingredients,” says Jon of Peak Organic Brewing Co., in a press release. “The only thing we enjoy nearly as much as beer, is coffee. For this year’s vintage of Espresso Amber Ale, we’re partnering with Irving Farm Coffee Roasters out of Millerton, New York. They source, roast and brew supremely delicious coffee, using an ethos that we are proud to support. Their relationships with the growers of the beans are pretty remarkable, and it shows in the quality of the coffee.”