I’ve been thinking about coffee beers in terms of emerging beer styles; over on my Hop Press article about American styles, EskimoDave posed a question about the origin of coffee beers that led me there. Indeed, adding coffee to beer does seem to be a distinctly-American trend these days, and the only coffee beers that come to mind are American-brewed ones. So I do consider coffee beers (particularly Porters and Stouts) to be an emergent American beer style.
Plus, our Central Oregon month of May (and spring in general) is fairly chill and dreary so far this year, so considering coffee this week seems rather apropos. Let’s review some beers, contemplate some homebrewing with coffee, and more.