Cleophus Quealy Debuts Sweet Henrietta

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San Leandro, Calif. — Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. is happy to announce that on December 5, 2015 their highly anticipated coffee milk stout will return as a regular brew in their lineup under the name Sweet Henrietta.

Since opening, co-founders Peter Baker and Dan Watson have opted to number their beers by batch order instead of naming them.

“Naming something makes it permanent,” says Baker, and their batch number system has given the freedom to experiment and introduce guests to new beers and styles.

Persistent popularity and repeated requests for the original incarnations of this coffee milk stout, Batch 12 and Batch 19, marked this recipe as a clear favorite amongst taproom visitors. Baker and Watson strive to include the San Leandro community in their endeavors, whether that means incorporating a customer’s homegrown ingredients into a new brew or looking to taproom visitors for feedback on which beers to re-visit.

“We want to build a place where folks in the area can enjoy beer that is tailored to their tastes,” says Baker.

Like its predecessors, Sweet Henrietta Coffee Milk Stout (3.6% ABV) combines a rich, lactose-sweetened milk stout with local cold-pressed coffee. East Bay roasters Highwire Coffee will provide the beans for this caffeinated collaboration.

Cleophus Quealy will celebrate the release of Sweet Henrietta at their first anniversary party in the brewery’s tasting room. The brewery’s birthday bash will feature a day of live bluegrass tunes, games, and mouth-watering bites by CK BBQ as new and regular guests alike are invited to toast the first of many anniversaries. Festivities will kick off at noon and continue through closing at 10pm, and children and dogs are all welcome.

Sweet Henrietta will be available on tap at Cleophus Quealy’s tasting room through the spring, and can be taken home by the growler in addition to being enjoyed on site. A select number of restaurants, taprooms, and bars in the Bay Area will receive kegs as well.

About Cleophus Quealy Beer Co:

After years of homebrewing the European low country classics to perfection, Dan Watson and Peter Baker founded Cleophus Quealy in San Leandro. This family and dog friendly tasting room opened its doors in December 2014 and has since offered unique beer styles, from barrel aged Berliner Weisses to Belgian stouts. Between small batch brews, local food truck fare, and live bluegrass, CQ aims to create a cozy and inviting space for the community to share good times over great beers.