CHARLOTTE, NC — In honor of National Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts and Catawba Brewing Company partnered to create a cold-brew, pumpkin-flavored beer, utilizing the Dunkin’ ingredients everyone loves, so it oozes with authentic taste down to the last drop. Dunkin’ Punkin Brown Ale is the first-ever and only beer in the country to include original Dunkin’ Donuts flavoring ingredients. Beginning on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29, Catawba Brewing will sell the new brew exclusively at their four tasting rooms, with $1 per pint benefiting Second Harvest Metrolina.
“Craft coffee is at the core of our business so we like to brew up something for National Coffee Day that really delights our customers. That’s when we hatched an out-of-the-cup idea – combine craft coffee and craft beer — the perfect pair!” states Meaghan Duff, Field Marketing Manager of Dunkin’ Donuts in North and South Carolina. “To give it the local flare, we partnered with an established, family-owned brewery with a mission that caught our attention – create unique, small batch beers inspired by our communities and lifestyle. Second Harvest was also a natural choice because of the mission of our foundation, The Joy in Childhood Foundation. Through the organization, we strive to provide the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids; the proceeds from Dunkin’ Punkin will go to help feed children and their families.”
“We’re excited to partner with a company like Dunkin’ Donuts, who’s best in class at what they do,” says Billy Pyatt, Catawba Brewing Co-Owner and CEO. “And we love that it’s for such a good cause. Giving back to our local communities is a core mission of our brewery, so that makes this collaboration even more special.”
The beer may be found at Catawba’s four tasting rooms: Charlotte (933 Louise Ave), Asheville South Slope (32 Banks Ave) and Biltmore Village (63 Brook St), and downtown Morganton (212 S. Green St). Use #DunkinPunkin on social media to show how you’re enjoying the best of two worlds – coffee and beer.
About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visitwww.DunkinDonuts.com.
About Catawba Brewing Company
Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave, a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St; and a new Catawba brewery/tasting room in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, and now in GA. For more information, visit www.catawbabrewing.com