Thursday, December 8, 2011

Flying Dog Kujo

This is an update on the Flying Dog Coffee Stout that was reviewed here this past February. Coffee Stout was a limited release beer in the brewery's Wild Dog series. I enjoyed the robust coffee flavor in the beer, and apparently so did others. Flying Dog announced they have "promoted" the beer to be permanent fixture in their seasonal rotation.
Flying Dog Brewery Unleashes Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout

“Enjoy your new pet!” Ralph Steadman exclaimed as he unleashed new art on the world.

That pet is Kujo, Flying Dog’s Imperial Coffee Stout, which is hitting shelves and draft lines in the mid-Atlantic next week. Once an experimental release named simply Coffee Stout, the brew has now found its spot in Flying Dog’s permanent seasonal rotation.

“The most exciting part of inaugurating a new beer is getting original art for it from Ralph Steadman,” VP of Marketing Ben Savage, said. “What he sent back was terrifyingly brilliant. You can feel the aggression coming off of it, which is perfect for such an intense beer.”

This 8.9% ABV brew is made with locally-roasted coffee from Black Dog out of Summit Point, West Virginia. Flying Dog plans to release Kujo each winter.

“We like to say that Kujo is the savage spawn of two brewing worlds – coffee and beer – colliding,” Brewmaster and COO Matt Brophy said. “But in that collision, it’s important for us to maintain the balance between rich and roasted stout characteristics and the deep, dark coffee notes.”

Coffee and beer, my two favorite brewed beverages! Flying Dog Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout should start showing up in these parts in a few weeks. I'll be looking for it.

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