The beer lover’s consummate coffee beer, a perfect marriage of rich coffee and creamy porter. Brewed with BIGGBY® COFFEE’s Papua New Guinea blend, a roast created by Paramount Roasters especially for this collaboration. Emotes rich notes of dark chocolate, fruit, and tons of refreshingly intense coffee flavor. Oat malt lends a powerfully silky body and hints of nuttiness. Reminiscent of a refreshing cold-brew, but with a pleasant buzz. Pairs perfectly with your choice of smoking jacket, bathrobe or favorite slippers. Because when the day drags on and the night’s too long, it’s time to pickup a Nightcap!
Food Pairings: Breakfast foods, midnight munchies, tiramisu, vanilla ice cream.
Beer Cocktail: The Basic B
1/2 pint Morning Nightcap Coffee Porter
1/2 pint Jaw-Jacker Amber Spiced Ale
1 shot Vanilla Vodka
Availablity: Morning Nightcap will be released on draft at Arcadia Brewing Company in Kalamazoo on September 28, 2017, which is “National Drink Beer Day.” As luck would have it, Morning Nightcap will be released in bottles for the first time at Arcadia Brewing Company in Kalamazoo on September 29, 2017, which is “National Drink Coffee Day!” It seems the stars have aligned for this delicious partnership. Look out for the new BIGGBY® COFFEE coffee blend available in select stores and online at the end of September and Arcadia Brewing Company’s Morning Nightcap coffee porter in the market in six-packs of 12 ounce bottles and on draft in early October!
BIGGBY® COFFEE, Arcadia brewing company partner for Coffee inspired beer
Arcadia Ales Morning Nightcap Coffee Porter to Use an Exclusive BIGGBY® COFFEE Blend
East Lansing/Kalamazoo MI, September 8, 2017- There are a lot of natural matches when it comes to pairing coffee, from food options like bagels & donuts to experiential matches like a sunrise or crisp winter morning. So, it is with mutual enthusiasm that BIGGBY® COFFEE and Arcadia Brewing Company have come together to pair beer and coffee in a new collaboration: Morning Nightcap, a rich and creamy coffee porter brewed with BIGGBY® COFFEE Papua New Guinea.
BIGGBY® COFFEE and Arcadia’s partnership sparked from an idea out in the field. “We had originally gotten the idea mentioned to us by one of our Owner/Operators (Kyle Kinney) on the west side of the state” says BIGGBY® COFFEE Co-President/CEO Michael McFall. “It wasn’t until we started really talking with Arcadia that we realized how amazing this opportunity truly was and when we decided to move forward.” Kinney, who owns several stores in the Kalamazoo area, knew that with the BIGGBY® COFFEE Annual Franchise Meeting coming to his city this past August, there was an opportunity “brewing.” “Knowing how big of a fan Tim (Suprise) was of Biggby Coffee this idea just made sense. I love the fact that two well known and loved craft industry companies have combined forces to produce something absolutely delicious!” says Kinney. Along with the partnership, Arcadia also will have a presence in Lansing with the opening of the Arcadia Ales & Smokehouse later this year.
Arcadia Brewing Company is excited to partner with Michigan-made company BIGGBY® COFFEE that has as much enthusiasm for their craft as Arcadia does for their beers. “The artisanal fabric of craft beer and coffee is woven by committed and community oriented companies, and this Arcadia/BIGGBY® collaboration truly reflects a dedication to quality, innovation and experience.” Timothy Suprise (Founder/CEO).
Arcadia Brewing Company has been brewing Morning Nightcap coffee porter for three years now. Each previous brew was only available on draft, allowing each batch to be fine-tuned as the brewers worked to find the right blend of delicious coffee to pair with an equally enjoyable porter. The new partnership facilitated the opportunity for BIGGBY® COFFEE to create a brand-new bean blend. After testing a variety of existing blends in small pilot beer batches and researching several new blend options the winning coffee brew, Papua New Guinea, came out on top.
BIGGBY® COFFEE’s medium blend’s buttery, nutty, and sweet flavors bring out the rich notes of dark chocolate and fruit in Arcadia Brewing Company’s porter. The blend also makes a great brewed coffee option for the morning as well as a perfect compliment to the beer. When the day drags on and the night’s too long, it’s time to pickup a Morning Nightcap!
Rachel Wiltse, Brand Sphere/Brand Storyteller
ARCADIA BREWING CO.
Karmene Hassell, Marketing Coordinator
Office: 269-276-0440 x202
Morning Nightcap Press Release (PDF, 1.3MB)
BIGGBY® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, was started with a single store on March 15, 1995. One year later, and on the cusp of opening a second location, Michael McFall and Bob Fish, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of Make Friends, Have Fun, B Yourself, Love People, and Share Great Coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customer’s day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has 254 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.
For over 20 years, Arcadia Brewing Company has been committed to a British inspired – American Brewed stable of beers. Aspiring to brew beers that achieve brilliance through balance – ales that satisfy the senses with complex flavor while providing pure refreshment that leaves you wanting more.
In 1996, Arcadia’s first 25-barrel batch was brewed on a Brick Kettle Brewing System from England at the Battle Creek, MI location. Fast-forward – today every batch is produced on a 50-barrel American-made brewhouse at the Kalamazoo Riverfront Brewery, Pub and Garden. Arcadia’s 20th Anniversary in 2016 ushered in a new era of brewing possibilities with the installation of two new 100bbl closed fermentation tanks providing the ability to use new yeast strains while continuing to brew classic Arcadia Ales using the distinctive, proprietary yeast strain in traditional, open fermenters. The ability to brew with new yeast strains opened up the Arcadia Brewing Company portfolio of offerings, allowing the brewers to be creative in ways that were not previously accessible and broadening the scope of beers produced. With these changes, Arcadia keeps their promise to use only the finest domestic and English malted barley, along with the highest quality hops available from the Pacific Northwest and Michigan.
For Arcadia, it’s always been about commitment; to creating quality beers, to building relationships with customers, and to supporting the community. Thank you for finding a place for Arcadia Ales in your glass, fridge and cooler!
Style: Coffee Porter
Formats: 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl, 2/12 bottles coming October 2017!