Beer Advent Calendar – Day 20: Copp G Morning presented by Gerard Walen
@RoadTrips4Beer @BeerInFlorida #coppwinery
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Blogger: Gerard Walen
Blog Name: Road Trips for Beer, Beer in Florida
Twitter/Facebook/Untappd: @RoadTrips4Beer @BeerInFlorida Facebook.com/roadtripsforbeer Facebook.com/beerinflorida
Beer: Copp G’Morning
Brewery: Copp Brewery, 11 NE Fourth Ave., Crystal River, FL 34429
- Style: Oatmeal Stout
- ABV: 6.3%
- ABV: 24
A yummy hazelnut coffee oatmeal stout – Limited Release so get it while you can!
Why I selected Copp G’Morning:
I lived most of my life without experiencing the deliciousness that is Nutella. I’m not sure why – maybe the delectable hazelnut-chocolate spread wasn’t much known in Florida when I was growing up, or perhaps it was part of an intricate conspiracy by one of the many secret organizations that strive to control our lives. Regardless, it was love at first taste when I first made its acquaintance a few years ago. My young daughter met Nutella at the same time.
Fast-forward to this past summer. I was out running errands with my daughter, and popped into Copp Brewery, my local nano, for quick refreshment – a pint for me and root beer for her. The brewer and proprietor, Fran Copp, had just put a new creation on tap. The hazelnut coffee oatmeal stout tickled my taste buds, like drinking Nutella, but with the coffee notes and hops cutting the edge enough that it wasn’t sickly sweet. As is often the case with his new beers, Fran sought suggestions for its name.
Nothing was decided that day, but the following evening, the wheels in my daughter’s mind apparently had been turning. She told me, “Dad, they should name that beer “Good Morning, Good Night.’”
She explained, “’Good Morning’ for the coffee and ‘Good Night’ for the beer.”
I texted Fran the suggestion, and sure enough, the next time I went there, up on the chalkboard was “G’Morning.” (The chalkboard isn’t very wide, so it had to be shortened).
Unfortunately, the beer only is available on tap at the brewery, where you can also buy a growler to go. For now. But I think any beer geek/parent out there understands the pride that swelled in me at having my child name a beer brewed at my favorite watering hole.
About Road Trips for Beer & Beer in Florida:
Road Trips for Beer offers news, tips and other information for the craft beer traveler. Beer in Florida covers news and events in the burgeoning craft beer community in the Sunshine State. Gerard Walen is also the author of Florida Breweries (Stackpole Books, Apr 1, 2014), available for preorder at http://Amazon.com .
About Copp Winery:
Copp Winery, Inc. opened its doors to the public in June 2007, as both a winery and wine bar. As such, Copp Winery is able to produce high quality wines and offer them for sale by both the bottle and glass at their Crystal River Florida location. All wines are hand-crafted on premises by Donna Copp, who has more than a decade of winemaking experience. But there was something missing. Many friends, family and neighbors had tasted and fell in love with the high quality craft beers Fran Copp had been producing at home for years.
In November 2011, Copp Winery was granted a brewpub license by the state and received federal approval in March 2012. It was the first and ONLY winery in the State of Florida to hold such distinction! This allowed Copp to open a microbrewery to produce high quality beers and offer them for sale by the glass at their Crystal River Florida location. All beers are hand-crafted on premises by Fran Copp, brew master extraordinaire.
For more information, please visit: http://www.CoppBrewery.com/