LONGMONT, Colo. and BREVARD, N.C.—Oskar Blues Brewery and Hotbox Roasters have collaborated to introduce a national, limited release brew that packs a roasted coffee punch – Hotbox Coffee Porter.
Hotbox Coffee Porter (6.4% ABV/30 IBUs) has a malted base extracted from English and German roasted and caramel malts, and is comprised of flavors like roasted nuts, crème brûlée, cocoa and caramel. Hotbox Roasters then crashes the party and infuses potent, cold-extracted coffee from Burundian and Ethiopian beans and deals old flavors and aromas of dark plums, chocolate and hints of blueberry. Hotbox Roasters is a spin off of Oskar Blues’ coffee addiction that took off earlier this year.
Hotbox Roasters is a craft coffee roaster specializing in the highest quality, fair-trade coffee beans available to coffee fiends in Colorado as well as nationwide via a tiered subscription service ( http://hotboxroasters.com/store/). The company currently produces three different roasts from Kenya, Bolivia and Indonesia and will be adding premium beans from other regions over time. Hotbox Roasters cans its freshly roasted beans using the Oskar Blues & Ball Corporation Crowler™, a one-use, recyclable can that is filled and seamed right on location at the Hotbox Roasters Dock in Longmont, Colorado.
Brought to you by the original craft beer in a can, Hotbox Coffee Porter is set to release nationally in 12 oz. cans from November through January (while supplies last, so get it while you CAN), with limited draft as well.
Coloradoans should also keep their eyes peeled for a custom can inspired by Oskar Blues’ own Old Man Winter Bike Rally event set to hit the road, gravel, dirt and snow on February 7, 2016. Register to participate in the ultimate winter adventure at http://oldmanwinterrally.com.
About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, while approaching 200,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues to stay innovative with releases like The Crowler. Oskar Blues Brewery currently distributes to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K. To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit http://www.oskarblues.com.
In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN’d Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit http://www.oskarblues.com.