PROVIDENCE, R.I.–Narragansett Beer announces today the release of its limited-edition Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, a unique collaboration between two iconic Rhode Island companies. A custom blend of Narragansett’s bittersweet milk stout with dark, delicious Autocrat Coffee makes for a delightful beer that is more Rhode Island than Roger Williams himself.
Since the 1890’s, Narragansett Beer and Autocrat Coffee have been home-grown Rhode Island favorites. With more than 100 years of shared heritage, the two local legends joined forces to celebrate the art of craft brewing and bring New England an emblematic brew that pays homage to their history.
“I’ve been a big fan of Autocrat since my Little League days, so I’m especially excited to introduce this brew to the market,” said Mark Hellendrung, president of Narragansett Beer. “My Little League coach worked at Autocrat and drove one of the big delivery trucks—we would try to aim homers toward the truck in hopes of hitting the big Autocrat swallow.”
The full-bodied milk stout is enriched with the robust flavor of Autocrat Coffee to achieve an extraordinary taste experience. Brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin, Narragansett’s Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout delivers a flavorful, smooth, dark brew with notes of roasted barley, chocolate malt and rich crystal malt. The exacting touch of hops provides just the right amount of bitterness to balance the sweet notes of the malts and milk sugar.
“Having been on retailers’ shelves for more than 100 years, Autocrat is proud to partner with another iconic brand to support Narragansett Beer in the development of Coffee Milk Stout,” said Richard M. Field, Jr., Autocrat partner. “This is the perfect collaboration between two long standing Rhode Island traditions.”
Narragansett’s Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, priced between $8.49 – $8.99 SRP, will be available the week of December 16 in six packs of 16-ounce tallboy cans throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The beer is 5.3 percent Alcohol By Volume and 30 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).
For further information on the Narragansett’s Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout or to find a retailer near you, visit www.narragansettbeer.com.
ABOUT NARRAGANSETT BEER:
Narragansett Beer…Brewed since 1890. ‘Gansett is a straightforward, quality beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of award-winning American lagers & ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced at top-rated breweries in Providence, R.I., Rochester, N.Y., and Buzzard’s Bay, Mass. and is one of America’s top 50 regional brewers and the fastest-growing in the Northeast. Narragansett is available for purchase in local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin and Nashville, Tenn.
Headquartered in Lincoln, RI, Autocrat, LLC, is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of premium coffee and extracts, utilizing a multi-million dollar custom extraction system and a state-of-the-art pilot plant and research and development lab to meet increasing global demands. Certified as Level 2 SQF (Safe Quality Food), Autocrat offers regular and organic coffee extracts, as well as premium black and green tea extracts, that are used to flavor a variety of applications in the food and beverage industry. For more information call 1-800-288-6272 or visit Autocrat on-line at www.autocrat.com.