AleSmith Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Speedway Stout
AleSmith Brewing Company and Mostra Coffee are excited to announce our collaboration for AleSmith’s next single varietal Speedway Stout. Local coffee roaster, Mostra Coffee, has carefully roasted and cold brewed Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans to complement our award winning Speedway Stout. Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans are grown in the fertile soil of some of the highest Caribbean peaks, making it one of the most prized gourmet coffees in the world. This rare coffee uses lightly roasted Arabica beans to create a subtle acidity and well-balanced chocolaty finish. Thanks to Mosta’s diligent work these 100% Blue Mountain beans were sourced from the renowned Mavis Bank Coffee Factory in Jamaica.
Speaking about the collaboration, Mike Arquines, Roaster for Mostra Coffee said, “This opportunity is surreal. Prior to this collaboration, AleSmith was one of my all-time favorite breweries! Speedway Stout was my first “gateway” craft beer experience. It blew my mind because | didn’t know that beer could taste like this. My Mostra team and | feel like this has been a match made in craft beer and coffee heaven because it brings together two companies who pride themselves with being able to provide an un-compromìsed experience and product. Cheers to more amazing collaborations in the future!”
George Allen, General Manager for AleSmith echoed Mike’s sentiments about the collaboration, “AleSmith prides itself on sourcing the highest quality coffees for our single varietal Speedway Stouts. With this in mind, we reached out to local roaster, Mostra Coffee. Mostra shares our commitment to quality and bettering the customer experience. After several cupping sessions we found the perfect match in Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee.
The beer goes on sale online (via Brown Paper Tickets) on Monday, March 3rd and AleSmith will host a release party at the brewery on Saturday, March 8th. Mostra is also working on a bottling of the coffee to coincide with the beer release.
About AleSmith Brewing Company
AleSmith Brewing Company was founded in August 1995 in San Diego, California. AleSmith owner, Peter Zien purchased the brewery in 2002 and has spent the last 11 years growing an internationally recognized brand dedicated to hand forged ales and craftsmanship. In 2008, AleSmith was recognized as the Great American Beer Festival® “Small Brewing Company Of The Year”. AleSmith currently employs 28 people and is projected to brew 15,000 barrels in 2014.
About Mostra Coffee
Mosta Coffee is a San Diego, California based artisan micro-roasting company that sources, roasts, brews and serves premium, fair-trade specialty coffee. Mostra Coffee was established in North County (Rancho Bernardo) area of San Diego after seeing a lack of specialty coffee outside of the large corporate chains. Mostra Coffee was founded by Beverly Magtanong, Jelynn Sophia, Mike Arquines, San Magtanong, and RJ Ocubillo in 2013.