Carton Brewing to Release Regular Coffee Imperial Cream Ale

Atlantic Highlands, NJ – Carton Brewing’s newest small batch beer, Regular Coffee, will be released in the tasting room at noon on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Look for it in bars, restaurants, and growler filling stations starting January 20.

Regular Coffee 
Imperial Cream Ale


ABV: 12% | IBU: 20| SRM: 5

A Classic Jersey-ism is “regular coffee.” Here when you order a “regular coffee” at any place you trust to make a pork roll and cheese you get a paper cup of coffee with “milk and 2 sugars” rather than a “black coffee that hasn’t had the caffeine removed.” Acidic bitter coffee flattened by milk and sweetened; the perfect foil for the salty unctuous savor of breakfast on a roll. For our homage to Jersey’s breakfast beverage, we teamed up with our neighbors at Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters looking for an elevated version of classic plain coffee. We chose Mexican Chiapas for its bitterness akin to artichoke, roasting it a little darker than usual, along with Ethiopian Sidamo for its pleasant lemon-like acidity, which we pushed up through fermentation. We added this coffee blend to a high gravity golden cream ale, contributing our “milk and 2 sugars.” Drink Regular Coffee because running over a black beer with coffee is no way to get to work.

Upcoming Events

Maloney’s Pub & Grill (119 Main Street, Matawan, NJ) January 9, 7pm. Join us at Maloney’s Pub in Matawan for a Carton Night. We’ll be bringing a whole lineup of beers, including Boat Beer, BDG, 07747 Galaxy, Carton of Milk (nitro), Red Rye Returning, Epitome, Decoy, Carton Canyon, Wiscovation, The Wit Whale, Staff Sour, and Ship Wreck Porter. Be sure to stop by and say hello. Click here for more info. 

The Shepherd and the Knucklehead (529 Belmont Ave, Haledon, NJ) January 16, 7pm. Grab a pint with us at The Shep for a brewer’s night. On tap for the evening will be Boat Beer, 077XX, Carton of Milk (nitro), Monkey Chased the Weasel, Harvest 2013 Mosaic, The Wit Whale, Wiscovation, Intermezzo, Regular Coffee, and Ship Wreck Porter. Click here for more info. 

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA) January 16, 8. Carton Brewing will be featured as part of the Social Series at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. The Social Series pairs classical chamber music with local vendors. Enjoy some BDG before the show and during intermission. Click here for more info. 

Gateway Bar & Liquors (1018 NJ 36, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) January 19, 10am-12pm. Wake up with the crew and have a cup of Regular Coffee before we open the tasting room at noon. Click here for more info. 

Regular Coffee Release (Carton Brewing Tasting Room) January 19, 12pm. Tour our brewery and taste our newest small batch beer, Regular Coffee, Sunday 1/19/14. Tasting room will be open noon til 5pm.

Molly Maguire’s Gastropub (132 East River Road, Rumson, NJ) January 19, 12-4pm. Stop by Molly Maguire’s in Rumson for a Regular Coffee Release brunch featuring our newest beer and a special menu to pair with our coffee beer. Click here for more info. 

The Arlington (1302 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ) January 24, 7pm. Stop by The Arlington for a Carton Night in LBI. 077XX, Boat Beer, Decoy, and Regular Coffee will be on tap along with a cask of BDG. See you there. Click here for more info.

Swisher Release (Carton Brewing Tasting Room) February 17, 12pm. Our next small batch beer, Swisher, will be released in the tasting room next month. Look for it in places that get it starting February 18.