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Brief Published: 6 Nov 2017

Coffee-Beer Hybrid


East London craft brewer Meantime Brewing has collaborated with London coffee shop Nude Coffee Roasters to create a line of hybrid latte-beers.

Dubbed 'beerista' beers, the brewery has conjured two new limited-edition varieties: a 9%ABV coffee porter made with El Salvadorian coffee beans, and a cream ale made with oats and lactose. The beers are designed to be mixed together in the same way that one would do with coffee and milk. Customers can tweak the ratios to create a beverage that resembles different coffee types – such as an Americano or a flat white.

Available from Nude's Expresso Roastery in Shoreditch and the Meantime Brewery Tasting Rooms in Greenwich during the last week of October, the beers were available on draught and as 30cl bottles to take away.

This collaboration is a further example of inventive product fusion in the drinks space – a trend we saw in abundance at this year's Anuga trade show in Cologne. See also New Coffee Hybrids and Product Fusion: Wine-Infused Coffee.

For a broader understanding of the current alcohol landscape, read Alcohol Trends 2017: Imbibe Live and Alcohol's Healthy Future. For a future focus on coffee, see Reinventing Coffee.