Are you attending Sessions Toronto this weekend? I am, and if there’s anything I love, it’s music and beer. As you can probably expect, I was pretty pleased to see this Press Release in my inbox this morning!
Fresh off the presses today, Nickel Brook has announced their partners for their Sessions Toronto/Collaboration Nation beer. Full text of the press release below!
Burlington, Ontario – June 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release
In preparation for Sessions Toronto and the Collaboration Nation
contest, Nickel Brook Brewing Co. is excited to announce the details of
their collaboration with Hamilton-based rock band Arkells and
Burlington-based coffee roasters Detour Coffee. Called “Morning
Brew”, the beer is a Brett Coffee Pale Ale made with freshly-brewed El
Vendaval coffee from Costa Rica.
Inspired by their new album, Morning Report, and their love for great
coffee, Arkells, Detour and Nickel Brook wanted to create a truly special
coffee beer. Using a unique strain of Brettanomyces yeast , German and
American hops, and freshly brewed Detour Coffee, the three parties
have created a one-of- a-kind collaboration brew! Front-man Max
Kerman and lead guitarist Mike DeAngelis joined brewmaster Patrick
Howell and roaster Geoff Woodley a few weeks back to brew up 300
liters of coffee and blend it into the Brett Pale Ale. After ageing and
mellowing, it came out perfectly!
Aromas of apricots and biscuits make way for a mouthful of toffee,
pineapple, and gooseberry. Hints of jalapeno and chipotle are present,
along with a distinctive coffee bite in the finish.
Working with the Nickel Brook design department, Mike DeAngelis
also created an exclusive label that’s sure to become a collector’s item
for fans everywhere. A true collaboration, this beer brings the science
of brewing, the art of coffee roasting, and the creative spark of Arkells
for an exclusive beer you wont find anywhere else.
Morning Brew will be premiering exclusively on tap at this weekend’s
Sessions Toronto festival at Yonge and Dundas square. Fans can vote
for the beer in the Collaboration Nation contest, with the winner
receiving a one-year LCBO listing.