TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN BEER
We couldn't help ourselves, but to get involved in this killer project by our friends at Gigantic Brewing Company and the legendary artist Shannon Wheeler.
The Too Much Coffee Man Beer is a rich Belgian Style Black Ale that combines the malt, floral, and fruit notes of a Saison with the caramel, honey, and graham of our cold brew coffee. At 8.2% alcohol and 134% delicious-awesomeness this beer does not fool around. It is a reward for your hard working taste buds.
Check out this awesome video by Brew Age about how the collaboration began:
Portlander's know Gigantic Brewing as the no-holds-barred star of innovation in our densely saturated market. They built their foundation with one of the best IPA's in the country before embarking on an endless campaign to make their seasonal releases unique and beautiful. Their "goal is simultaneously to create new interpretations of classic styles and to ignore those same style guidelines completely and brew whatever our creative natures produce."
For each of these limited releases Gigantic partners with different artists for their labels. For our collaboration, we were floored to learn that Shannon Wheeler would being doing the art (and ultimately, lending his characters name to the brew). Shannon's Too Much Coffee Man has been poking fun and philosophizing through a syndicated comic strip for over twenty years. The satirical superhero has long been a favorite of many of Coava's crew and Shannon's involvement was the icing on the cake for us.
To arrive at the perfect balance of coffee to beer we spent a month working with Ben Love (Gigantic's brew master) to taste and evaluate many different coffees as well as roast profiles.
Deliciousness through complexity and balance was our guiding star and the results are absolutely terrific. We can not wait for you all to try it.
Availability: February-April in Oregon, Washington, California, British Columbia, Alaska, Chicago, Hatos Bar in Tokyo, and Mikkeller Bars in Copenhagen.