Buzzed Beer: How brewers fuse beer with coffee, plus seven java brews to try

Cortado. Americano. Iced caramel latte, sugar-free, no whip. The options are endless—almost amusingly so—for ordering a cup of morning joe these days. As for coffee-infused beers, the options are just as plentiful, with most breweries serving up at least one French-press-meets-fermenter concoction. Whether adding grounds, dumping cold press into the fermenter, or adding brewed coffee … [ Read more]

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Third Street Brewhouse releases Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter

Winter at Third Street Brewhouse is getting “cooler” with the release of their specialty beer, Cool Beans Imperial Coffee Porter. Clocking in at 9.1% ABV, the porter is brewed with coffee beans from Muggsy’s Beans, a local coffee roaster in St. Cloud. “This is really the perfect beer for the cold, Minnesota winter we’ve been having,” says … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: Early April Edition

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, the new bi-weekly feature wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Coffee Chocolate Golden Ale at Birch’s On The Lake – John Garland, Senior Editor  I’m pretty sure that half of my high … [ Read more]

Rogue Cold Brew IPA hits stores this April

Sure, it’s not the first cold press coffee collaboration beer, but then again this isn’t the usual coffee-infused stout or porter—it’s an IPA. Rogue Ales of Newport, Oregon, which is known for brewing untraditional beers, created Cold Brew IPA to experiment with the bold flavors of cold press coffee and hops. According to the brewery’s description, … [ Read more]

Louie the Loon on Coffee Beer


The Growler’s managing editor Joe Alton joins the Current’s Morning Show to talk about the latest trends in the Minnesota craft beer scene. From The Current Music Blog: LISTEN HERE The Current’s Morning Show’s Jill Riley and Steve Seel hung out with The Growler’s Joe Alton about the growing trend to have a caffinated craft beer. They sampled a couple of the beers: … [ Read more]