Mexican Chiapas Cold Pressed Coffee Ale – Howe Sound Brewing

From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes “Mexican Chiapas Cold Pressed Coffee Ale”.  The beer pours a deep red amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of roasted and toasted malts, coffee, nuts and caramel.  The flavour is of roasted coffee, toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, earth, nuts, hint of fruits and some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 22.  This would be a terrible beer to drink before bed with all of the caffeine but this stuff is seriously tasty!

Commercial Description:   This smooth amber ale is conditioned with cold brewed coffee to give a bold aroma and flavour of fresh coffee with roasted, earthy, caramel and nutty notes.


Howe Sound Brewing – Mexican Chiapas Cold Pressed Coffee Ale

Squamish, BC’s Howe Sound Brewing has put out their Mexican Chiapas Cold Pressed Coffee Ale, an amber ale conditioned with cold pressed coffee from the Chiapas region of Mexico.

The beer is an orange-brown, dark enough to be opaque  and a bit cloudy from the coffee.  The head is fairly thin and quickly dissipates with large bubbles.  The head is a light caramel colour.

There are several bold aromas right off the bat, coffee and caramel come out right up front.

The flavours start out with both coffee bitterness and hop bitterness.  There is a small amount of sweetness to balance the bitter and full coffee flavours start coming out almost immediately.  There are some sweet malt flavours of caramel and nuts subtly running under the coffee.  The mouthfeel is a bit thin, meaning this would be easy to drink several pints of.