Block 15 Releases Seasonal Coffee Stout & Bière de Mars


Corvallis, OR — This March, Block 15 Brewing Company will release two new spring entries in their Seasonal Bottle Conditioned Series—Cosmic Cold Brew, Double Ristretto and Here Comes the Sunshine. Both will be available bottled and on tap in early spring—with distribution to bottle shops and tap houses around Oregon and parts of Washington. Bottle conditioned using Block 15’s custom-fabricated mixing tank, both beers are designed to be enjoyed both freshly bottled and cellared.

Cosmic Cold Brew, Double Ristretto — Stout, Cold Conditioned with Coffee Beans

Working alongside their south Corvallis neighbors, Bespoken Coffee Roasters, Block 15 elevated their classic Nebula stout with additional malt and a 24-hour cold extraction on freshly roasted Ethiopia Yukiro coffee. Both varietal and roast profile were selected to complement this stout with a buttery nuttiness, zesty citrus, and gentle black tea finish. Inspired by ristretto espresso’s decadent flavor, their Double Ristretto variation features an extra-generous shot of rich, malty first runnings, as well as a higher concentration of coffee during cold extraction. The result is a pungent roast and chocolate malt character and a thicker, creamier body.

Cosmic Cold Brew, Double Ristretto is releasing to bottle shops and beer bars around Oregon on March 13th.

  • Grains: 2-Row, Maris Otter, Chocolate 450, Crystal 120, Chocolate Wheat Malt, Oat Malt, Caramel 35, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats
  • Adjunct: Ethiopia Yukiro coffee
  • Hops: Columbus, Crystal
  • Yeast: English Ale ABV: 9%
  • FG: 1.022

Here Comes the Sunshine — Bière de Mars

Block 15’s nod to Northern France’s springtime farmhouse ales, this Bière de Mars is inspired by budding flowers, new growth, and the sun emerging from its winter slumber. Its blend of North American malted barley, French Pilsner malt, and locally-grown white wheat produces a rustic grist character that is complemented by gentle hopping with Oregon and European

varietals and fermentation with a pair of characterful yeast strains. Together, they produce a bright and lively farmhouse ale offering nuanced complexity and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Here Comes the Sunshine is releasing to bottle shops and beer bars around Oregon on March 20th.

  • Grains: 2-Row, Franco Pilsen, Franco Munich, Chateau Monastique, Cracked Wheat Hops: Magnum, Sterling, Hallertau Blanc
  • Yeast: Mixed fermentation with Saccharomyces Trois and Saison Dupont
  • ABV: 6%
  • FG: 1.006

Both Here Comes the Sunshine and Cosmic Cold Brew, Double Ristretto are available in 500mL bottles, featuring artwork from local artist Patricia Smith.

About Block 15 Brewing Company

Offering unique hop forward ales, crisp lagers, barrel-aged rarities and one of the Northwest’s most extensive wild & sour programs, Block 15 produces a range of artfully crafted beers, brewed with a nod toward fresh ingredients and fresh thinking. Established in 2008, and brewer- owned from day one.

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