BrickHouse Brewery Offers New Holiday Brew with Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company: “Main Street Mocha Porter”

Friday, December 20, 2013

(Patchogue, NY)— BrickHouse Brewery and Restaurant is proud to announce its collaboration with Patchogue’s Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company for the third year to create a new, festive beer for the holiday season, complete with a mocha finish. “Main Street Mocha Porter” will be ready for customers to enjoy during the week of Christmas.

The creamy, chocolate-caramel brew is comprised of a strong porter beer, organic cocoa from Ecuador, and two types of coffee—Santa Rita from El Salvador and a Brazilian blend.  The idea was derived from suggestions by the BrickHouse’s newest brewmaster and brewer, Arthur Zimmerman and Paul Komsic, respectively. Mr. Zimmerman originally wanted to create a coffee beer and Mr. Komsic wanted to make a chocolate brew, which led them to combine their ideas for this innovative holiday creation. “I loved partnering with Roast on this holiday concoction. We had a great time as we shared different ideas that contributed ultimately to the recipe of the brew,” says Mr. Zimmerman.

Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Komsic met with Tiffany Rivera, Manager of Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company a few weeks ago to try different types of coffee flavors that could be mixed with a porter beer. In order to identify the perfect flavor, Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Komsic knew they had to choose a coffee with low acidity to enhance the sweet flavor of the beer. After many trials, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Komsic and Ms. Rivera decided to use a blend of two types of coffee to combine with the beer. The joint taste of the Brazilian and the Santa Rita created the ideal coffee flavor for the “Main Street Mocha Porter.” From there, the brewers began infusing ten barrels of beer, 12 pounds of coffee, and three kilograms of pure cocoa to prepare for fermentation.

“We knew this was going to be a great experience and that we’d end up with a tasty brew. When Arthur and I get together, two heads are better than one,” Mr. Komsic stated. Now, BrickHouse employees cannot wait to share the deliciousness of their new holiday beer with its customers. The medium-bodied beer, combined with the honey-caramel malt flavor, coffee, and dark chocolate aromas is sure to be a hit. Be sure not to miss its debut over the holidays.

“We enjoy partnering with Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company each year to create a unique beer-coffee brew that our customers can indulge in,” says Maud Franklin, General Manager, BrickHouse Brewery and Restaurant. Working with other local businesses in Patchogue is a pleasure and gives us great joy. We cannot wait to hear the reviews from our customers about ‘Main Street Mocha Porter’.”

For more information, call (631) 447-BEER (2337) or visit www.brickhousebrewery.com

CAPTION: Arthur Zimmerman, BrickHouse’s Brewmaster, carefully adds the coffee mixture to the fermenting porter beer at the BrickHouse Brewery, in order to create their latest festive brew, the “Main Street Mocha Porter.” 

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About The BrickHouse Brewery (BHB)

Housed in the oldest commercial building in Patchogue, New York, The BrickHouse Brewery is first and foremost an operating brewery creating a variety of delicious, handcrafted beer. The family-style restaurant is a great place to dine-in, take-out, or hold a memorable family or office event. At night, the brewery takes on a different feel as it morphs into a vibrant music venue featuring local, original, and national acts. For more information, please visit: www.brickhousebrewery.com.

 

About Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company

We are a micro-roaster located at 41 East Main Street in Patchogue, NY. A small, family-owned company located in the heart of Patchogue. We tend to source single origin coffee green beans from around the world, roast them, brew them and serve them as single origin brews so that our customers can taste the different regions and how they compare to one another. We conscionably and transparently source coffee green beans from around the world and use the highest-quality ingredients for our teas. Each coffee bean is unique. Like a fine wine, each harvest yields a different taste. Test your coffee palate with us and enjoy the freshest, most unique coffees the world has to offer. For more information, please visit: http://www.roastcoffeeandtea.com.