Portland, Ore. – (January 12, 2016) (OTB®), a locally owned and operated Portland brewery, announced today that it will release its newest bottled beer, Warp Speed, a unique coffee pale ale, this week.
In a marriage that’s fundamentally Portland, this combination of coffee and beer makes for a robust and refreshing coffee blend. Warp Speed gets its flavor from being aged on whole coffee beans for a slow, cold extraction keeping the delicate nuances of a cold pressed coffee, instead of the typical method of blending beer with a concentrated coffee, which tends to leave a suppressed coffee aroma and flavor. Warp Speed’s rich coffee character mixed with the malt and hops make it an aggressive and surprisingly refined draft.
Warp Speed is 5 percent ABV, 25 IBU and O.G. of 12.3 – the brewers at Old Town recommend enjoying this buzz-worthy blend at 45 degrees Fahrenheit, paired with a spicy Cajun dish, slow roasted brisket or dark chocolate. Take this beer fireside, enjoy it on the snowy mountains, or swap it for your morning coffee on Saturday.
To celebrate the brewery’s second installment in its seasonal bottle series, and third available bottled beer, Warp Speed will be released at several tasting events across Portland, including:
- North 45 – Brew Hog, Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6-9p.m.
- Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop, Friday, January 15, 2016, 6-9p.m.
- Hollywood Beverage, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 4-6p.m.
Beginning this week, bottles of Warp Speed will be available at several retail stores and bottle shops, including most Whole Foods, and New Seasons locations.
“We like to keep true to our hometown, and what better way to play with the flavors of Portland then making a coffee beer,” said owner of Old Town Brewing, Adam Milne. “When we considered making a coffee beer, we wanted to do something that would surprise people, instead of brewing a coffee stout or other heavier, richer styles. We’re couldn’t be happier with where we landed – the approachability of the pale mixed with the clean coffee flavors make this a beer we thinking everyone will love.”
Old Town Brewing began bottling its award winning beers in April of 2015, and is now available in retail, bottle shop, and tap house locations across Portland and Southwest Washington. It’s bottled brews include gold-winning Shanghai’d IPA, and silver medalist, the Sun Dazed Kölsch.
About Old Town Brewing Co.
Old Town Brewing (OTB) opened in northeast Portland, Ore., in 2011 with an emphasis on crafting its beer to reflect the spirit, values, history and personality of Portland and the Northwest. OTB is the first brewery in the country to deliver beer and pizza by bike straight to consumers, rain or shine. Reclaimed materials were extensively incorporated into the design of the LEED Gold brewery, evoking an atmosphere of Northwest authenticity and sustainability.
Owner Adam Milne opened OTB to complement his Old Town Pizza® location in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood. A devoted Old Town Pizza customer since celebrating his ninth birthday at the restaurant, Milne purchased Old Town Pizza from the original owners, the Accuardi family, in 2003. For more information visit www.otbrewing.com and www.oldtownpizza.com.
Old Town Brewing Awards
GABF 2015, Gold, Shanghai’d IPA, English-style IPA category
GABF 2014, Silver, Sun Dazed, German-Style Kölsch category
GABF 2013, Gold, Cents and Sensibility, Fresh Hop category
World Beer Cup 2014, Silver, I’d Like to Buy the World a Kölsch, German-Style Kölsch category
World Beer Cup 2014, Bronze, Paulie’s Not Irish Red, Irish Style Red Ale category
N.W. Beer Guide