Warped Wing Brewing Company and Wood Burl, a newly launched specialty coffee roaster started by the owners of Press Coffee Bar have joined forces to create a new collaboration beer. The brew combines cold brew coffee derived from a proprietary brewing process developed by Brett Barker of Press Coffee Bar & Wood Burl Coffee Roasters with an innovative twist on a Belgian style Tripel that Brewmaster, John Haggerty, decided to turn BLACK! When asked why he engaged in this project, Haggerty said, “I have a lot of respect for what Brett is doing at Press and Wood Burl and he and I really wanted to get together to do something that was unique in terms of flavor profile.” Barker goes on to add “It was exciting to roast and blend coffees that I thought would be complimentary to the yeast flavor profile of the Black Tripel.”
The beer name is also unique as it has a direct tie to Dayton history. The beer, called Pirogue, is named after the type of vessel that carried the first settlers from Cincy up the Great Miami River to Dayton. “We liked the symbolism of the name “Pirogue” because it was instrumental in the first settlement of Dayton back in 1796. Fast forward to modern day with two young companies like WWBC and Wood Burl both committed to the resettlement of downtown Dayton through manufacturing unique products like coffee and beer and now doing it together. It just made sense,” says Nick Bowman, head of Sales & Marketing at WWBC.
The brewery will host a release party on March 20th at 5:00pm and will feature an opportunity to meet both brewers and discuss their collaborative creation. The beer will be available for sale in draught only to bars, restaurants and retail the following week.