They’ve brewed Kaffee Dunkel before and they’ll brew it again. It’s a coffee-tinged version of their ever-popular Chuckanut Dunkel. Not just popular, but Chuckanut Dunkel must be one of the most decorated beers in Washington beer history. The beer I like to call “Chuckadunk” has earned multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals at the GABF, and that’s just the beginning. When they make a Kaffee version of Chuckadunk, I take notice.
Each time they brew it a bit differently, making use of various different beans. This version is no exception. Here’s the story behind the beer, straight from Chuckanut Brewery, along with the other info about getting it.
Chuckanut Brewery Taps New Kaffee Dunkel Lager
Chuckanut Brewery has brewed its Kaffee Dunkel Lager multiple times. Each time a new and different coffee bean from different roasters is used. This rendition of Kaffee Dunkel Lager uses Guatemalan beans from Huehuetenango roasted by Bellingham’s Steed Coffee Roasters.
At the base is Chuckanut Dunkel, a classic malty, deep mahogany, dark Munchener lager with balanced, smooth toffee & chocolate notes from the use of Munich malts. In the Kaffee Dunkel the Chuckanut classic lager partners with Steed Coffee’s Hue Hue beans roasted in Bellingham. Using Huehuetenango Guatemalan beans, another smooth layer of chocolate & coffee notes is added to Chuckanut’s traditional dark lager.
Kaffee Dunkel Lager is brewed in very limited supplies and sold at both Chuckanut locations and selected accounts around Puget Sound and Portland, OR. Kaffee Dunkel Lager has a medium body, very drinkable and not as heavy as its color might suggest. It’s a great way to get an afternoon pick me up if you’re feeling sleepy!
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located at 601 West Holly St, Bellingham, was awarded National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. Currently both the South and North Nut offer on site beverages, to-go beer and pick-up for kegs, growlers and bottles of Chuckanut beer. Guests of all ages are welcome at both locations. A full menu at North Nut can be eaten on site, to go or delivered.
The South Nut Skagit Tap Room & Brewery at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington is located at the Port of Skagit in Burlington. Please check out additional information on Covid requirements and more about Chuckanut at www.chuckanutbrewery.com
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