Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

12.29.2011 Grant DaSantos 14 Comments
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Thank you for the incredible response to the first release of Thunderstruck Coffee Porter! We loved the test batches, brewed on our pilot system. They were so well received, we knew we wanted to make it official. A new seasonal was born!

With 1.5lbs of Honduras Macala coffee per barrel, be ready for a wake up call.  This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the Chocolate Malt and Midnight Wheat.
Enjoy a mild noble hop aroma, roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted fair trade, organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.

Like Clawhammer, Little Hump, Cold Mountain and all other Highland seasonals, Thunderstruck is named after a prominent NC mountain peak. Every seasonal release is combined with a presentation in the brewery tasting room and a hike to the named peak (with the appropriate beer served at the top). Presentations have ranged from Claw Hammer-style music to an educational session on local cougars. Thunderstruck’s event featured a live owl. For all seasonal events and hikes, Highland partners with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. The SAHC is one of the country’s oldest and most respected land trusts. They work to protect the NC and TN Appalacians – the world’s oldest mountains – including their unique plant and animal habitat, water, farmland and scenic beauty. Join us at the brewery and on the trail!

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