Flying Dog Unleashes 2020 Cold Press Coffee Porter, Kujo

From the depths of Satan’s petting zoo comes a savage beast reincarnated in the form of a cold press coffee porter, Flying Dog Brewery’s Kujo. Brewed with Colombian La Caturrita beans from the brewery’s devious friends at Vigilante Coffee Co., Kujo offers nutty, roasted malts steeped in sweet, chocolate-forward coffee, giving this autumnal monster its trademark smooth and velvety cocoa finish.

Creating Kujo was a joint effort between Flying Dog Brewery and Vigilante Coffee Co., coffee brewing experts with locations in Hyattsville and College Park, MD. Once Flying Dog decided on the taste profile desired for Kujo, Vigilante went to work finding the perfect beans for the brew. Roastmasters and brewmasters from both teams taste-tested multiple trials and adjusted the roasting process as needed to find the proper combination for the beer.

“Working with Vigilante Coffee Co. to bring Kujo to life is always one of our favorite times of the year,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing for Flying Dog Brewery. “You think people are passionate about coffee? Kujo fans take it to a whole new level. They’re rabid animals.”

Kujo is brewed with 100% Colombian coffee, a medium roast of the varietal Caturra sourced from small farms located in Huila and Tolima. The beans, nicknamed La Caturrita, are smaller than the average coffee bean and are sourced directly by the Vigilante Coffee Co. team. It is one of Vigilante’s most popular coffees due to its classic Colombian cup profile and pairs beautifully with the stout created for Kujo.

“Finding the right coffee beans for Kujo was several months in the making and I think the brewing experts on both sides of this project nailed the execution,” said Chris Vigilante, Owner & Roaster, Vigilante Coffee Co. “Vigilante started out of a rowhome basement in D.C., so our team is thrilled to be working hand in hand with the largest brewery in Maryland to create such a unique fall beer.”

The coffee beans are added to the mix on the cold side of the brewing process, resulting in a lower bitterness from the coffee and a deliciously smooth finish to the beer. This 6% cold press coffee porter also uses Perle hops and Black, Chocolate and Roasted Barley malts.

Kujo makes its return this week and will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles.

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