Together with Dark Horse Coffee, we’re excited to release four variations of Log Cabin barrel-aged coffee—each coffee of a different origin and aged in a different type of bourbon barrel that previously held our Log Cabin imperial stout. Each of the four variations will be available in both whole bean and instant coffee:
Taproom Bundle: Mix & match any four coffee variations and get a Log Cabin glass mug
Shipping Bundle: Buy all four whole bean coffees or all four instant coffees and get a Log Cabin glass mug
The bottles and coffee will be released on Thursday, December 9th at all four taproom locations as well as for California shipping. Check out all the details below.
Reserve Imperial Stout
A Blend of Single, Double, & Triple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stouts
Ready for something we’ve never done before? Presenting Enchiridion: a blend of single, double, and triple bourbon barrel-aged stouts. This reserve imperial stout was inspired by the process of making Lief, our Méthode Traditionelle – 3 year blend. Similarly, it’s a blend of one-, two-, and three-year old beer. The difference is that Enchiridion is racked into a new barrel each year for maximum barrel impact: tannin, bourbon character, and long-term mellowing of the stout. The single barrel was aged in Breckenridge bourbon barrels; the double barrel was aged in Breckenridge, then Blanton’s Mash #2; and the triple barrel was aged in Breckenridge, then Weller Full Proof, then 1792. In total, the stout aged in six bourbon barrels! Long-awaited bourbon complexity arises with aromas of crème brûlée, toasted oak, and wildflower honey, while flavors of flourless chocolate torte, fig, vanilla bean and lingering oak tannins delight the palate. Cheers to this silky and decadent celebration of bourbon barrels—perhaps the first of its kind.
Price: $40 / 500ml
Limit: 6 bottles per person
Available December 9th at 9am.
*Collaboration with Fruition Brewing
Oak Barrel-Aged Flanders-Style Ale with Raspberries
This Flanders style ale is a reunion of two brewers—Winslow and his childhood friend David from Fruition Brewing—who went to school together, lived together, and worked together at the beginning of their brewing careers. In 2010, the two made a Flanders style ale and each brewer kept the mixed fermentation cultures alive for future use. Fast forward to the making of Everything Gold May Stay; not only did the brewers reunite, but so did their long-separated sour bugs! Built on a rustic grain bill of Admiral Pils, wheat, and oats, this sour golden ale aged for about a year in oak barrels then conditioned with golden, double gold, and red raspberries from JSM Organics, which neighbors Fruition’s brewhouse in Watsonville, CA. With an abundance of raspberries, this batch has a deep coral color and unmistakable notes of sweet crushed raspberry. Essences of rose petals and French oak intermingle with subtle tannins and complex acidity on the palate. In contrast to Robert Frost’s notion that “nothing gold can stay”, may everything good and beautiful about this beer live on long after the last sip.
Price: $17 / 375ml
We proudly present four variation of Log Cabin barrel-aged coffee, crafted in collaboration with Dark Horse Coffee Roasters. Each coffee is of a different origin and aged in a different type of bourbon barrel that previously held our Log Cabin imperial stout.
*Collaboration with Dark Horse Coffee
This specialty Peruvian coffee was sourced by Red Fox Coffee Merchants, a company devoted to building equitable and resilient supply chains that give coffee farmers a voice in the marketplace—all while upholding high quality standards. The Fredy Guevara Mellado coffee, which has beautiful brown sugar and vanilla custard notes, was aged in a Log Cabin Blanton’s Mash Bill #2 barrel where it picked up some complementary warm baking spice. It was then roasted by Dark Horse Coffee Roasters; the end result is a creamy-bodied coffee with aromas of guava, cranberry and dessert wine that give way to flavors of strawberry ice cream, cacao, and holiday spice.
Whole Beans Price: $22 / 10oz
Instant Coffee Price: $20 / (6) 5g packs
La Mata de Rosa coffee comes to us from the Antioquia region of Colombia, a coffee-growing region in the mountains just outside of Medellín sitting about 2,000 meters above sea level. While the coffees from this region are not as well-known as the more popular growing regions to the south, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters has found them to be unique, complex, and always pleasant. This one in particular has flavors of apple and caramel that pair perfectly with the marshmallow and chocolate éclair characteristics from the Log Cabin Weller Full Proof barrel that it was aged in. Post-roast, expect wafts reminiscent of the woods, freshly baked apple pie, and blackberry to come from your cup, leading to notes of toasted oak and baking spice on the tongue.
The Best Friend Blend is a Dark Horse Coffee Roasters original favorite—a 60/40 blend of beans from Antigua, Guatemala and Minas Gerais, Brazil—with flavors of chocolate-covered almonds, brownies and citrus. Together, we took this bulletproof blend and aged it in a Log Cabin 1792 barrel which had its own dark chocolate and cherry notes. Dark Horse roasted it and it evolved into a bright, vibrant cup of coffee. Essences of walnut, chocolate and plum on the nose mingle with tastes of black forest cake, amaretto and charred oak on the palate.
The base for this barrel-aged coffee creation is the Odd Harmonics 80/20 blend of Guatemalan and natural processed Ethiopian coffees. According to Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, it’s an oddly harmonious blend with just enough chocolate notes, balanced with a hint of strawberry sweetness. The coffee was aged in a Log Cabin Russel’s Reserve barrel before being roasted. A culmination of scents and flavors ensues: aromas of maple, black tea, and citrus peel, alongside tastes of brown sugar, subtle lemon acidity, and toasted oak.
The bottles and coffee will be released at all four taproom locations on Thursday, December 9th. They will be released online at 9am, and they will be available for pickup at all four taproom locations when our taprooms open at 12pm (Miramar, Balboa Park, and Carlsbad) and 3pm (Vista). In other words, you can purchase online OR in person, but please note the bottles and coffee will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis starting with the online orders at 9am.
If you would like to order and pay online for pickup, please place your order at the location where you plan to pickup.
A limited amount of bottles and coffee will be released online for shipping at 9am on Thursday, December 9th. Please note: beer can only be shipped within California, but coffee can ship to any state! They will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.