Two of our favorite things are coffee and beer. So why not enjoy both of them in same glass?
Which is how we came up with our latest collision Cold Brew IPA. It’s made with Cold Brew Coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters of Portland, Oregon, and an Oregon IPA we crafted at the Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport.
The idea isn’t as crazy as it sounds because cold brew coffee and beer have a lot in common.
1: BOTH ARE ROASTED
No one likes the flavor of green coffee. Green beans are soft, spongy and taste like grass.
But all that changes when the coffee is roasted. Roasting creates a variety of flavors ranging from a light cinnamon roast to a dark Italian or French.
Malted barley can be roasted too, and for the same reasons. The flavors created during roasting range from toast, to caramel, chocolate and black.
At Rogue Ales, we roast our malted barley in a second-hand coffee roaster. We can create any flavor of malt we want and invent new flavors from scratch.
2: BOTH ARE GROUND
Grinding the roasted beans releases the flavor and aroma compounds so they can be absorbed by water. The size of the grind depends on the brewing method.
Malted barley is milled, which is similar to grinding. Milling exposes the sugars and starches in the kernels and allows them to be absorbed by water.
3: BOTH LIKE IT COLD
Cold brew coffee is steeped at room temperature or in a refrigerator. That’s cold compared to the 200°F of hot brewed coffee.
Beer is boiled to create the mash, but fermented at cold temperatures ranging from 46°F to 58°F depending on the style and yeast.
BOTH CAN BE RECYCLED
Leftover coffee grounds can be composted or used as fertilizer in the garden.
Rogue’s leftover (spent) barley is reused by Oregon dairy farmers and ranchers to feed their cows, goats, pigs and chickens.
BOTH ARE DELICIOUS
Rogue’s Cold Brew IPA is the perfect blend of what makes Oregon so great, beer crafted with Oregon grown hops and barley from Rogue Farms, and coffee roasted and cold brewed in Oregon at Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
To learn more and find out where to buy Cold Brew IPA, visit us at Rogue.com