Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Block 15 Releases Early Winter Seasonal Offering, Cosmic Cold Brew, Café Borgia

(Photo courtesy of Block 15 Block 15 Brewing Co)

(PRESS RELEASE)

A stout brewed with citrus and matured on cocoa and Ethiopian Celinga coffee beans from Bespoken Coffee Roasters

Corvallis, OR — Today Block 15 Brewing Company releases its early winter seasonal, Cosmic Cold Brew, Café Borgia, available bottled and on tap at bottle shops and beer bars around Oregon. Block 15 worked alongside their south Corvallis neighbors, Bespoken Coffee Roasters, to elevate their classic stout Nebula with additional malt and a 24-hour cold extraction on freshly roasted Ethiopia Celinga coffee. Both varietal and roast profile were selected to complement this stout with bright acidity, pie spice, and hints of caramel and citrus. For their Café Borgia variation, they also added sweet orange peel to the boil and cocoa extract to the tank— additions that layered notes of citrus and chocolate onto the base stout and coffee blend.

Grains: 2-row, Maris Otter, Chocolate Malt, C120, Chocolate Wheat, C-35, Roast, Flaked oats
Hops: Columbus, Crystal
Adjunct: Ethiopian Celinga coffee beans, sweet orange peel, cocoa extract
Yeast: London Ale III
ABV: 7%
FG: 1.021

Cosmic Cold Brew, Café Borgia is available in 500mL bottles featuring artwork from artist Patricia Smith.

About Block 15 Brewing Company
Offering unique hop forward ales, crisp lagers, barrel-aged rarities and one of the Northwest’s most extensive wild & sour programs, Block 15 produces a range of artfully crafted beers, brewed with a nod toward fresh ingredients and fresh thinking. Established in 2008, and brewer-owned from day one.

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