Indeed's Burr Grinder Coffee Ale at Grumpy's: A drink of the week steeped in local flavor

Perk up with this Indeed and Dogwood coffee ale collaboration
Perk up with this Indeed and Dogwood coffee ale collaboration
Kelly Moritz

Indeed Burr Grinder Coffee Ale
Grumpy's Bar and Grill

It's hump day, the vintage "Country Club Malt Liquor" sconces are illuminated over the kitsch crimson damask wall paper, and it's down to the wire in the audio round of your weekly trivia battle at the original Grumpy's in Northeast: quick, what are you drinking? Smart beer imbibers will be reaching for the Burr Grinder from Indeed while it lasts on tap, the Dogwood collaboration coffee ale that will keep you on point until the last points are counted.

Forget everything you think you know about coffee and beer, together. In delightful contrast to the usual glut of heavy, creamy, sweet and very strong coffee stouts and porters that flood the taps of your local watering holes, the Burr Grinder Coffee Ale from Indeed Brewing Company is light, balanced, and refreshing, like sipping on your favorite café's homemade cold press. This is a coffee lover's beer, a solid American brown ale with just the right amount of malty toffee sweetness, a surprising amount of acidity and a nice dry finish. The Guatemalan Finca Rosma beans provided by Dogwood Coffee get center stage in this brew and shine, with 90 pounds steeped in the brew kettle and 54 gallons of cold press topping off the finished product.

Run, don't walk, to the Indeed taproom this weekend and sample this collaboration between this rising star brewery and top-notch roastery while you can. Grumpy's is a good bet to find it on tap, as well as Parka in Longfellow, but it's worth a call before you make the trek. We can't promise the caffeine will improve your trivia score, but this glass of buzzed suds will taste just as good whether you're lamenting defeat or toasting to your victory.

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