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The Small Batch Series is BACK!

That’s right, the Small Batch Series is BACK!
Local Joe is our latest Coffee Porter brewed in collaboration with Kestrel Coffee Roasters. This brew features subtle malt sweetness, caramel and dark fruit set against the light floral and chocolate notes of the coffee. 

A day well spent

We spent the day with Kestrel owners, Johnny and Charlotte as they gave us the facility’s red carpet tour.   As we hunted for the perfect coffee to build the beer around,  Jonny kept us busy with tasting notes and conversation as Charlotte ground and brewed a variety of carefully curated beans.   We spent a very buzzy hour sipping our way through the varieties and blends roasted right there at their Williston facility. We eventually landed on a delightfully aromatic Costa Rican coffee, noting its ability to complement the forthcoming beer.   We couldn’t be more pleased with the resulting brew and know you will be as well. 

About Kestrel Coffee Roasters

“Charlotte & Johnny Steverson, co-owners of Kestrel Coffee Roasters, met in 2011 in Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table restaurant, in Pocantico Hills, NY.
After leaving Blue Hill, Charlotte, a New York native, joined an event planning company that specializes in corporate and nonprofit events. Johnny started a specialty coffee roasting company and sold wholesale to some of the top restaurants in and around New York City. Johnny, originally from Mississippi, is a New England Culinary Institute graduate and a certified coffee grader.
It had always been a dream of theirs to one day open a coffee shop together. So, in 2017, Charlotte & Johnny decided to move to Vermont and do just that! They opened Kestrel Coffee Roasters in July of 2018.”

Local Joe

This beer was built around the bean. 

Enlightening – Harmony
Beans from a small farm in Costa Rica are professionally roasted by our friends at Kestrel Coffee. Our signature malt bill lends a subtle sweetness, caramel, and dark fruit and embraces the beans light floral notes, profound chocolate, and toffee.