EARLY RISER – PUERTO RICAN STYLE COFFEE PORTER
In keeping with our love for sharing Puerto Rico’s culture through specialty coffee, we’ve teamed up with Boulevard Brewing Co, for a unique collaboration featuring Gustos Coffee from Yauco, PR in their “Early Riser” Coffee Porter series.
The Early Riser series launched back in 2016, previously featuring coffee from South America, yet this is the first time Boulevard brews a porter with specialty coffee from Puerto Rico, in true Puerto Rican style: smooth, refreshing and easy going – a perfect blend for celebrating the warm island weather.
Porter is a style of dark beer best known for it’s deep brown to black color. It was almost lost after Prohibition in the United States, but has since been revived by skilled craft brewers. Similar to the coffee roasting process, the roasting of malts and grains in beer, often impart chocolate and caramel flavors, lending to the overall balance, and flavor characteristics of the beer. (Overall experience )
Even though these dark beers are usually favored by some in the winter, the Early Riser was brewed for year-round enjoyment, any time of the day.
About Boulevard Brewing Co.
“Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Their mission is simple: to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques.
Embedded deep in their DNA is the profound sense of responsibility for protecting the environment and promoting sustainable business practices, always looking for new ways to reduce environmental impact, while working to ensure a positive future for local and global communities.
We are honored and thrilled to be partnering with Boulevard for this seasonal release and look forward to the future, Cheers!
PS. Early Riser Puerto Rican Style Coffee Porter is available in ice cold single bottles and six packs to go – at our Coffee Shops at Gustos Matadero and Gustos Miramar, and wherever fine craft beers are sold nationwide. Get ’em before they’re gone!
EARLY RISER TASTING NOTES
- Aroma : Coffee , Chocolate , Roasted Malt
- Malt : Pale, Wheat, Chocolate + Cara –(gives it the sweet caramel notes)
- Hops : Cascade, Magnum
- Balance : Malt forward
- Body : Medium to full
- Flan de queso
- Quesitos de guayaba