This post is the first installment in our "what is that" series. It should be a long series, because there are a ton of things in a brewery that would make the average joe say, what is that.
So the answer is, it's the best coffee you've never had. It's coffee from Rise Up Coffee, the best coffee on the Eastern Shore and honestly the best I've ever had. And I like coffee (I really like coffee). Tim and his crew at Rise Up do an incredible job, and we're so lucky to be making beer with coffee this good. I've made coffee beers in the past (usually from that ubiquitous Seattle-based coffee chain) and it's no contest- Rise Up rules.
So, the coffee- it's cold steeping (keeps it less harsh and smoother), waiting to be blended with our Lucky 7 Porter as a special treat for folks visiting our tasting room in the next couple of weeks or stopping by our table at the St. Michaels Food and Wine fest next weekend. That's the only way anyone can get it- except Tim, who has a growler waiting for him.