New-England-based Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ Donuts have joined forces again to launch a new series of coffee and doughnut-infused beers throughout the US this autumn.
The new line-up follows on from the success of the companies’ collaborative Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, which was initially launched in 2018 and has been released for two consecutive seasons.
This time, however, two of the beers will be brewed with real Dunkin’ doughnuts, marking a first for both companies.
With a 5.2% ABV and light in colour, Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale is brewed with real pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a splash of coffee.
Meanwhile, Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme Stout is brewed with Dunkin’ doughnuts and cacao nibs which is said to create chocolatey notes for an “easy-drinking, creamy stout” with a 4.3% ABV.
The 5.7% ABV Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut IPA features notes of jelly and citrus from the addition of fruit-forward hüll melon and citra hops.
“After more than two years and three seasons of collaborating with the Dunkin’ team, our fans have come to expect a delicious fall beer from us, but we wanted to give them something extra special this year,” said Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder.
He added: “Our brewers have always been master innovators, but brewing beer made with real doughnuts was a first even for them. It’s hard to pick a favourite of the four recipes – just like it’s hard to pick a favourite doughnut from Dunkin’ – but we hope both our and Dunkin’s fans have a blast trying.”
The trio of beers will join Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter on shelves this September and will be available to purchase on draft, in bottled six-packs and in a mix pack featuring three cans of each seasonal beer flavour.