Dear Peak Organic,
Bless you. You’ve successfully married two of my favorite things in life – beer and coffee – in a union that’s nothing short of brilliant.
I smile when I spy a bottle peeking out from behind the milk. Flush with excitement when I pull it from the fridge. Espresso Amber Ale. It’s my latest crush. Can you tell?
I know it’s been around for awhile, so excuse my “late to the party” gushing. I purchased my first bottle just a few weeks ago and it was a revelation.
When I first popped the cap, a whoosh of coffee aroma set me back on my heels. A deep sniff confirmed it would be intense, and yet the veracity of the roasted espresso still sent me reeling. Sure, I’ve had my share of coffee stouts and porters (and enjoyed them plenty). But, they ain’t nothing like this mahogany gem. How DID you create something so clear and fresh – with a light mouth feel – yet steeped in frothy, malty “latte-like” goodness?
I’m sure the locally roasted beans from Coffee By Design had something to do with it.
Paired with a baguette and the sweet, smooth funk of Jasper Hill Farm’s Winnimere (described in loving detail here), the beer reaches even greater heights. Yeast meets yeast in creamy celebration – and it’s a glorious thing.
So, again. Thank you. I love this beer. I truly do.
- Appetite Portland