Our Mutual Friend Teams with Color Drop Coffee for a Roasty Collaboration

A couple of industry friends have teamed up to bring you arguably one of the best craft pairings: coffee and beer. Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co. (OMF) and brand new coffee roaster Color Drop Coffee will release Boundary Beyond, an Imperial Coffee Stout, as well as a dark roast coffee, on Saturday, November 19 at Our Mutual Friend Brewing (2810 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205).

Color Drop Coffee is run by Erich Rosenberg, who has over 20 years of experience in specialty coffee roasting including quality assurance at one of the largest coffee importers in America, and Steve Kurowski, a 20+ year craft beer industry professional. OMF is Color Drop Coffee’s first brewery collaboration.

“The collaboration came about through my longtime friendship with Erich who was the head roaster at NOVO Roastery back when OMF was first opening up and Steve who I’ve known from the Colorado Brewers Guild,” says OMF Head Brewer Jan Chodkowski. “When we learned that they were starting their own coffee business, we jumped at the opportunity to combine our crafts.”

Boundary Beyond is a 13.5% ABV Imperial Coffee Stout brewed with Color Drop Coffee and Troubadour Malt. The combination of specialty malt and craft coffee provides big, bold flavors of fresh espresso, dark chocolate, and caramel. This limited-edition release will be available on draft at OMF, as well as in 12-ounce cans.

The coffee version of Boundary Beyond, Color Drop’s darkest roast yet, has a full body, notes of chocolate, a bit of nuttiness, and light red fruit on the finish. This super limited release will be available at OMF on the 19th in 12-ounce bags. The collaboration coffee will also be available in early December on Color Drop’s website

“Coffee and beer go well together like grilled cheese and tomato soup,” says Rosenberg. “If we dig into it, the roasted malts and the coffee are going to come together and create something greater than their parts, without the coffee dominating the beer. The coffee has to be good enough to not distract from the quality of the beer, while not being too noticeable that it takes away from the flavor profile. We think we have created the perfect balance between both with this collaboration!”

Both the beer and coffee will be available at OMF on Saturday, Nov. 19. 

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