Beer Profile: Peak Organic – Espresso Amber Ale

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Enjoy a Espresso Amber from Peak Organic Brewing Company

Winter is an exciting time for us, with the release of some of our favorite seasonal brews. We also enjoy the time that winter affords to bundle up with family and friends over excellent cuisine and drink.

We just brewed the 2009/2010 version of our seasonal release “Espresso Amber Ale”, brewed with Maine-roasted, organic fair trade espresso in collaboration with our local craft coffee roaster, Coffee By Design. The beer is in partnership with Transfair, a non-profit that works to ensure that farmers and farm workers are paid fair, above-market prices. It’s the first Fair Trade Certified™ beer brewed in the United States.

Also, the press continues to take interest in our mission to brew exceptional, creative beers using artisan, local and organic ingredients.


Commercial Description: A robust amber ale brewed with locally roasted, organic fair trade espresso. The espresso is a dark Sumatran blend, which adds a toasty character in the front palate. This plays nicely off the sweet malty flavors found on the back palate of this amber ale. The espresso is Maine roasted in collaboration with local hand-crafted roaster Coffee by Design in Portland. It is produced in partnership with Transfair, a non-profit that works towards giving farmers and farm workers a livable wage and supporting efforts to sustain environmental stewardship in the communities. This is the first Fair Trade Certifiedâ„¢ beer brewed in the United States.

2Beerguys say: Have the long days working got you down? Do you feel a little sluggish and thirsty when you get home? If so, the Peak Organic Espresso Amber is for you. With the rich roasted smell, this medium bodied amber ale often mistaken as a cup of coffee (and has as much caffeine as one). Take the challenge, how far can you hold it from your nose and still smell it? Let us know

ABV: 6.8%.

2Beerguys Rated 23 out of 30.

Review: Click here to read more.

Espresso Amber Espresso Amber 12oz bottle
Cupping process to evaluate the beans Lively debate with the Coffee by Design crew
“Cupping” process to evaluate the beans. Lively debate with the Coffee by Design crew.

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January Festivities for Peak Organic:

  • January 15-16: Boston, MA – Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee.
  • January 19: Washington, DC – Beer dinner with our friends at Cafe Saint-Ex.
  • January 19: NY, NY – Peak night at Amity Hall in the Village.
  • January 26: Chicago, IL – Beer dinner with our friends at Brownstone.
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