By: The Harpoon Beer Hall Published:
What was January’s X-Night brew? Espresso Chili Stout
Who brewed this deliciousness? Harpoon Brewer Fred Williams
What can you tell us about the beer? This beer pours dark chocolate in color with a thick dark brown head, the perfect beer for a frigid winter night. The aroma and flavor is an explosion of coffee and dark chocolate – seriously, how can someone not like this?! (Unless they don’t like coffee…or chocolate…then they are just out of luck.). The beer finishes very smooth with a hint of pepper/spice from the cayenne pepper added in the boil.
Appearance: Dark Chocolate/Black
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, roasty
Mouth feel: Full bodied
Taste: Coffee, chocolate, slight hint of chili
Finish: Smooth, chocolate sweetness
What inspired you to brew this, anything particularly special about this brew?
Historically my brewing style has been creating very simple traditional beers that are to-style. Although there will always be a place for those beers; seeing that beer consumers are becoming more and more adventuress with their taste in beer (and the ingredients in beer) one of my goals this year, as a brewer, has been to try to incorporate more non-traditional ingredients into my brew recipes. The beer came out pretty much how I wanted it to. I really wanted an espresso forward aroma and flavor with just a slight aromatic of smokey chipotle pepper and a slight lingering heat from the peppers. If I brew this beer again I think I'll do it all the same except maybe bump up the chipotle for some more heat. Big thanks to John Stringi for making my recipe come to life.
Check out the 2016 X-Night schedule!
By: Harpoon Brewery Published:
Our motto, “Love Beer. Love Life.” embodies our pride in not only brewing great beer but enjoying the experiences that get paired with it. It’s meant to be open to interpretation because we know that “Love Beer. Love Life” possibilities are endless. Here are some things that come to our mind when we hear “Love Beer. Love Life.”:
HARPOON ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL, HARPOONFEST, HARPOON BBQ FEST, HARPOON OCTOBERFEST – BASICALLY ANYTHING WITH THE WORDS HARPOON + FEST IN THE TITLE
Nothing says I love the crap out of beer and life than attending one of our festivals. If you’ve been, you know exactly what we are talking about. If you haven’t, imagine two days filled with tens of thousands of other beer loving people, dancing, singing and doing exactly what you imagine tens of thousands of beer loving people doing at festival – loving life.
POST WORKOUT BEERS AFTER [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HERE]
Sometimes beer taste even better after you’ve earned it. Earning it could mean completing your first Rugged Maniac, winning your volleyball game, running a 5K, or walking your dog. Whatever the victory, it’s about enjoying life to its fullest and celebrating with beers and friends.
ENJOYING A HARPOON IPA AT TD GARDEN/GILLETTE STADIUM/FENWAY
I can’t think of anything better than being surrounded by thousands of passionate fans. Maybe we are gathered under the same roof to cheer on our local sports heroes or sing their favorite songs. The camaraderie and fun is only made better by a tall-boy of your favorite Harpoon Beer. Maybe you take a sip because the home team is losing, or maybe you don’t actually no all the lyrics to the song… Whatever the case, you’re surrounded by like-minded people celebrating (hopefully with trophies) the same thing.
ALL OF THOSE “FALL OUT OF YOUR CHAIR FUNNY” MOMENTS
Good times become great times when your friend laughs so hard they pee their pants. It’s these moments you remember long after the party/bonfire/ski weekend. After all, no great story ever started with “so I was eating a salad…”
NEW CROWLERS AT OUR BREWERY IN WINDSOR, VT
Basically draft beer, a growlers, and an aluminum can had a baby thus creating the Crowler. These 32oz vessels hold your favorite harpoon beer, fresh from our taps. If you’re thinking, “Holy crap, this is going to be a game changer for [camping, tailgating, fishing, boating, binge watching [insert Netflix series] with my roommates] we’re waaay ahead of you.
So what does “Love Beer. Love Life” mean to YOU? Starting today, we invite you to share your personal “Love Beer. Love Life.” photos with us for a chance to win a trip for you and three friends to Harpoon Brewery for our annual HarpoonFest in Boston, May 20-21! Entering is simple – Snap a pic of yourself loving Harpoon and loving life with your friends. Share it on Instagram or Twitter using @harpoonbrewery and #lovebeerlovelife or upload it directly at www.lovebeerlovelife.com. The contest ends March 17th so get to it… We can’t wait to see what you come up with!