Inspired by their new album, Morning Report, and their love for great coffee, Arkells, Detour and Nickel Brook wanted to create a truly special coffee beer. Using a unique strain of Brettanomyces yeast , German and American hops, and freshly brewed Detour Coffee, the three parties have created a one-of-a-kind collaboration brew. Front-man Max Kerman and lead guitarist Mike DeAngelis joined brewmaster Patrick Howell and roaster Geoff Woodley a few weeks back to brew up 300 liters of coffee and blend it into the Brett Pale Ale. Aromas of apricots and biscuits make way for a mouthful of toffee, pineapple, and gooseberry. Hints of jalapeno and chipotle are present, along with a distinctive coffee bite in the finish.
Arkells Morning Brew will be debuting at Session Toronto, taking place Saturday June 11th at Yonge-Dundas Square, where it will be up against the other Collaboration Nation entries for a chance to be added to the general list at the LCBO this autumn. It will also be going on tap for growler fills this weekend at the Nickel Brook retail store in Burlington.