Berkshire’s Siren creates coffee IPA with US craft brewer

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An IPA created through a collaboration between Berkshire’s Siren Craft Brew and Reuben’s Brews in Seattle has been released in the UK.

Home from Home Coffee IPA combines ingredients and ideas from both sides of the Atlantic, including unique house yeast strains and favoured grain combinations.

The partnership sourced Ethiopian Biftu Gudina coffee for sweet, fruity and almost hoppy notes for the UK version, complemented by Mosaic, Galaxy, Motueka and Citra hops.

It was well received in the US after it was produced at Reuben’s brewery and released in the US last year, including being named as one of the top 25 beers of 2017 by well-respected US magazine Draft.

Bidding to repaying the favour, Reuben’s UK-born founder Adam Robbings visited Siren’s brewery in Berkshire in February to join forces with Siren’s head brewer, Kyle Larsen, to produce a UK batch. It has been released in the UK this month in 330ml bottles.

Draft magazine described the US batch of Home from Home Coffee IPA as “sweet croissant-like malts transition easily to an iced-coffee-with-cream richness; then earthy coffee and light grapefruit skin notes provide a refreshing perk-up before the swallow closes with a mocha exhale. While every technical brewing choice is deliberate here, the resulting beer only requires you enjoy every juicy-java sip.”

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