Why settle for doughnuts and coffee when you can have doughnuts and beer?
Boston-based Dunkin’ Donuts is teaming up with another Beantown staple – Harpoon Brewery – to release a beer this fall, and it could be a total game-changer.
Boston.com reports speculation first arose that Dunkin’ might be dipping its toes into the beer business in early July when three labels for the upcoming beverage were filed with the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Per the labels, which have all been approved, the beer will be called Dunkin’ Coffee Porter and will be bottled and canned in the brand’s iconic pink and orange colors.
What’s more? Even though the drink is a collaboration between Dunkin’ and Harpoon, it will technically only be classified as a flavored malt beverage. As is stated on the labels, the “roasty” and “smooth” porter will be brewed with Dunkin’ coffee and have a six percent alcohol-by-volume content.
“This porter is our tribute to all the days that Dunkin’ has helped us fire up the brew kettle,” states another one of the 12-ounce bottle labels.
Though Dunkin’ has remained mum about their upcoming creation, Harpoon spokesman Chris Bonacci confirmed to Boston.com that a “product is in the works” and is scheduled to debut in late October or early November when coffee beer season traditionally begins. Dunkin’ Coffee Porter is expected to be distributed regionally, and if it’s a hit, it might just roll out nationwide.
Though it might come as a surprise, this actually isn’t Dunkin’s first foray into the world of alcoholic beverages. The chain known for its sweet treats actually partnered with Massachusetts-based Wormtown Brewery in December 2017 to launch the DDark Roasted Brew, which was its first draft beer, though that libation was only sold at Wormtown’s taproom.
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