Redlands, Calif. – Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will celebrate one of their biggest days of the year this Saturday-the annual release of their Hammerhead Barleywine. To make this year’s event even bigger, the brewery is excited to announce two new collaborations with Redlands’ own Augie’s Coffee.
The Beer – Augie’s Coffee Hammerhead
A special version of Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s Hammerhead Barleywine which was aged in bourbon barrels with Augie’s Guatemalan Duraznal coffee beans. Bottles will be available for $25 and only a few hundred will be available for public sale this Saturday.
The Coffee – “Hammerhead” Guatemalan Duraznal
After removing Hammerhead from its barrels, Hangar 24 delivered two of the beer-soaked barrels to Augie’s, and in went unroasted green coffee beans- the same used in Augie’s Coffee Hammerhead. After soaking up all the flavors of the barrel, the beans were roasted and packaged. This barrel-aged coffee exhibits all the complexity of the base bean, infusedwith the deep whisky and caramel notes of Hangar 24’s Hammerhead Barleywine. Only 100 bags of these Hammerhead Guatemalan Duraznal Coffee Beans were produced, and will be sold for $22 each.
Both products will go on sale at Hangar 24’s Hammerhead Release Celebration this Saturday. Doors open at 11am but bottle sales and Augie’s Coffee pours begin at 10am. Both special releases are expected to sell out very rapidly, so coffee and craft beer fans should come early.
About Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery was founded in 2008 across from the Redlands, California airport. Widely known for their flagship beer, Orange Wheat, the brewery takes its name from the hangar in which Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook and his fellow pilots would meet up with family and friends for a day of flying. Afterwards they would share stories, barbecue, play music and enjoy Ben’s latest batch of homebrews. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery embodies that spirit: good beer, a love of flying and the pure enjoyment of being among good friends.