In preparation for Sessions Toronto and the Collaboration Nation contest, Nickel Brook Brewing Co. is excited to announce the details of their collaboration with Hamilton-based rock band Arkells and Burlington-based coffee roasters Detour Coffee. Called “Morning Brew”, the beer is a Brett Coffee Pale Ale made with freshly-brewed El Vendaval coffee from Costa Rica.
Inspired by their new album, Morning Report, and their love for great coffee, Arkells, Detour and Nickel Brook wanted to create a truly special coffee beer. Using a unique strain of Brettanomyces yeast , German and American hops, and freshly brewed Detour Coffee, the three parties have created a one-of-a-kind collaboration brew! Front-man Max Kerman and lead guitarist Mike DeAngelis joined brewmaster Patrick Howell and roaster Geoff Woodley a few weeks back to brew up 300 liters of coffee and blend it into the Brett Pale Ale. After ageing and mellowing, it came out perfectly!
Aromas of apricots and biscuits make way for a mouthful of toffee, pineapple, and gooseberry. Hints of jalapeno and chipotle are present, along with a distinctive coffee bite in the finish.
Working with the Nickel Brook design department, Mike DeAngelis also created an exclusive label that’s sure to become a collector’s item for fans everywhere. A true collaboration, this beer brings the science of brewing, the art of coffee roasting, and the creative spark of Arkells for an exclusive beer you wont find anywhere else.
Morning Brew will be premiering exclusively on tap at this weekend’s Sessions Toronto festival at Yonge and Dundas square. Fans can vote for the beer in the Collaboration Nation contest, with the winner receiving a one-year LCBO listing.