Mango Party Cream Ale is believed to be the world’s first beer infused with coffee leaf tea, a unique beverage made by “apply[ing] traditional rolling and oxidizing techniques from the tea industry to the coffee leaf,” which is a byproduct of coffee production that would otherwise be discarded.
The new experimental beer is described as follows:
For this brew, we went with a smooth and crushable cream ale as our base. Cream ales are stylistically clean, well-attenuated, and refreshing. We went with this style for both the thirst quenching characteristics and to let the delicious mango flavours from the Coffee Leaf Tea shine in this brew. As for hops, we brewed with Mandarina Bavaria to tie in some citrus aromas with the tropical fruit notes from the tea. We add the Wize Monkey Mango Party tea right at whirlpool much like when you are making a cup at home. We use large mesh bags and let it steep in the beer to extract all the delicious mango flavour. We then remove the tea, add yeast, and let the beer ferment!
Mango Party Cream Ale will be released on Thursday March 7th at 5:00 PM, and will be available on tap exclusively at Faculty Brewing while supplies last. For more details, see the full announcement.
Source & Photo: Faculty Brewing website