Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stone Brewery's Collaborative Dayman Coffee IPA


Dayman, home...

...and away.

I'll drink this anywhere.

A collaborative effort.

The story behind this particular brew.


This could possibly be my favorite beer of the year.  And it comes from a brewery (partly) that I had kinda written off.  I had gotten really tired of Stone's hop-centric ways, but this one is so well balanced and nuanced that I couldn't help but love it.  It's unfortunate that this limited release is a one-off, cuzz I'd love to have it again and again.  I've had coffee "flavored" beer in the form of stouts and porters but never in an IPA.  I was skeptical and curious at first, but a firm believer now.  It works!  I wanted to try it initially for the the novelty of it, but as it turns out I'd drink this any old day.  Specifically with breakfast!  I got very little coffee in the nose, but upon tasting it, the coffee was front and center.  I was really impressed.  This brew would be ideal with an order of pancakes or waffles and maple syrup.  It would also work well with breakfast sausage or a doughnut.  That's not to say it wouldn't be good with any other meal during the day or enjoyed on it's own, but how often do you come across a beer that pairs well with breakfast?  Exactly!  If you can find this, order it, buy it...highly recommended.                

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