Fulton's 'War & Peace' Coffee Stout
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Imperial Stout infused with coffee beans? Yes, please.
Minnesota winters build character. So do imperial stouts. Add dark roasted coffee beans to the mix, and you get a winter sipper worthy enough for even the heartiest Minnesotan.
Three years ago our friends at Fulton Brewery asked for a coffee recommendation to add to their winter seasonal, The Worthy Adversary. Our head roaster suggested our flagship coffee, a smooth, dark roasted Guatemalan bean with a rich cocoa and toasted walnut finish. Fulton infused the beer with whole coffee beans for four days. We were both pleased with the results — the coffee was a perfect enhancement to this rich and creamy stout.
The name “War and Peace” was inspired by Tolstoy’s classic novel. Since they were infusing a Russian Imperial Stout with our coffee, it seemed like a fitting name. Later, they found out that “Fulton” actually means “war” in Gaelic. And if you want to get philosophical, you could say it’s how we feel about Minnesota winters – we’re at war with the cold in the midst of a serenely peaceful snowy landscape.
This year to make the War and Peace last longer, they've infused a lot more beer! Beginning the last week of February, 150 cases of bottles and 32 ¼ barrel kegs (7.75 gallons) will be distributed around town.
War & Peace Official Release:
Join us at Fulton's Taproom & Brewery Saturday, February 23rd for the first taste of this years War and Peace. Draft and 750 mL bottle sales, starting at noon, pouring and selling until 10:00 pm.