Blue Collar Coffee Stout Extract Recipe Kit

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Your Two Favorite Brews in One Glass!

Blue Collar Coffee Stout is a working beer for the masses. Created in conjunction with our friends at Bootstrap Coffee Roasters in St. Paul, MN, this stout features their most popular coffee offering, Blue Collar Coffee Blend. The roasty base beer lays a sturdy foundation for the coffee blend to come along and do the heavy lifting. Flavors of rich malt, berry, and bittersweet cocoa round out the flavor profile while being only moderately bitter. Blue Collar Coffee Stout is the perfect beverage to enjoy after a long day of work - or for breakfast if that's your thing.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: Stout / Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer
  • Fermentation Range: 64-70°F
  • Original Gravity: 1.064
  • SRM: 40
  • IBU: 32
  • ABV: 6.5%

Tasting Notes:

  • Aroma: Moderate roast with medium low chocolate hints with a dominating coffee aroma. Low esters with no hop aroma.
  • Appearance: Opaque black color with a dark tan and persistent foam head.
  • Flavor: Low malt sweetness with moderate dark caramel and medium-high roast character. Prominent smooth coffee flavor.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate creaminess.

 

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Additional information

SKU

B11900

Beer Color Dark
Original Gravity

1.064

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style British
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Stout/Porter
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:

“Sometimes there is nothing better than a cup of coffee in the morning, or a beer after a long day’s work. Who says you can’t have both at the same time? We are proud to release this recipe kit, and even prouder of our partnership with Bootstrap Coffee Roasters. In the spirit of “keeping it local”, we found the absolute best coffee we could for this recipe. Bootstrap Coffee Roasters is located in Saint Paul, MN, and has been producing amazing coffee since 2014. Their secret is meticulous attention to detail, from sourcing the finest green coffee beans possible, impeccable diligence during the roasting process, and mindful scrutiny of brewing the perfect cup. With such care put into the creation of this awesome coffee, we had to put it in a beer that lives up to the quality of the star ingredient.

Utilizing Bootstrap’s Blue Collar Coffee Blend, this smooth stout delivers everything you could ever desire in a coffee beer. Characteristic roast, faint dark caramel notes, and nuances of bittersweet chocolate and rounded out with a wallop of smooth coffee with nutty and chocolatey flavors. The base beer is something of an English/American hybrid, utilizing English malts but brewed to a decidedly more American strength. A single hop addition at the beginning of the boil provides enough bitterness to balance the slight sweetness of the malt underpinning, and the classic British ale yeast provides a host of esters that serve to add an enticing complexity to an already elaborate beer.

For optimal results, be sure not to steep the coffee too hot to avoid getting any harsh flavors. Ideally, after the boil is conducted it is best to allow the wort to cool to approximately 200 degrees F before adding the coffee. This is the temperature that many coffee aficionados agree is the ideal temperature for getting the best flavor from coffee grounds without extracting any overly bitter or harsh notes. As far as fermentation is concerned, this particular yeast strain (if using liquid yeast) will tear through fermentation and then drop out of suspension quickly. Although these are great traits for an ale yeast, this one is notorious for producing diacetyl. Be sure to allow the beer to rest for a few extra days after fermentation has completed allowing the yeast to clean up the diacetyl and leave a wonderfully delicious beer in its wake.”

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
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Ht
For the coffee lovers!

If you like ice coffee in the morning, afternoon, night, this beer is for you! Love the flavor. Even better if it's CREAM blue collar coffee stout.

C
Chris H.

Very good but cut the coffee in half. Way to strong

D
Dandaman
Fantastic Brew

Left it in the primary for 13 days. Siphoned it into a corny keg with 3 ounces of dissolved corn sugar and pressurized to 20 lbs. Left it alone for 3 weeks then put in the kegerator overnight to chill and tapped it next day. Reset pressure to around 8 lbs. Nice pour and thick creamy head. Has just the right balance of a chocolate-coffee taste and aroma. One of the better stouts that I have brewed. Shared some with my neighbor who is a beer connoisseur and he loved it! Making this one again for sure! As always, great packaging and shipping.

B
Bruce C.
Blue Collar Coffee

Brewing beer is more trouble than is implied. My brew day took around 6 hours, including cook time. Bottling took around 2 hours.
However, I must say that the Blue Collar Coffee ale turned out really good. If I measured correctly, I got a 7.9 ABV, which was higher even than advertised.

S
Steve J.

Blue Collar Coffee Stout Extract Recipe Kit

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
81%
(17)
14%
(3)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
H
Ht
For the coffee lovers!

If you like ice coffee in the morning, afternoon, night, this beer is for you! Love the flavor. Even better if it's CREAM blue collar coffee stout.

C
Chris H.

Very good but cut the coffee in half. Way to strong

D
Dandaman
Fantastic Brew

Left it in the primary for 13 days. Siphoned it into a corny keg with 3 ounces of dissolved corn sugar and pressurized to 20 lbs. Left it alone for 3 weeks then put in the kegerator overnight to chill and tapped it next day. Reset pressure to around 8 lbs. Nice pour and thick creamy head. Has just the right balance of a chocolate-coffee taste and aroma. One of the better stouts that I have brewed. Shared some with my neighbor who is a beer connoisseur and he loved it! Making this one again for sure! As always, great packaging and shipping.

B
Bruce C.
Blue Collar Coffee

Brewing beer is more trouble than is implied. My brew day took around 6 hours, including cook time. Bottling took around 2 hours.
However, I must say that the Blue Collar Coffee ale turned out really good. If I measured correctly, I got a 7.9 ABV, which was higher even than advertised.

S
Steve J.

Blue Collar Coffee Stout Extract Recipe Kit