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Flying Dog Brewery Brewmaster Ben Clark Talks Kujo

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Flying Dog Brewery Brewmaster Ben Clark Talks Kujo

We spoke with Flying Dog Brewery Brewmaster Ben Clark about Kujo.

What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?  
The coffee notes! We use a cold steeping process to add the coffee, which helps ensure a smooth coffee flavor without astringency.

Is this your “desert island beer?” 
More like dessert island beer.

Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?  
Super smooth cold-brewed coffee beer.

Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer? 
Kujo is created by not one but two brewing experts in the state of Maryland. Our devious friends at Vigilante Coffee Co. (coffee brewing experts with locations in Hyattsville, MD and College Park, MD) worked with us to find the perfect beans for the brew. Roastmasters and brewmasters from both teams taste-tested multiple trials and adjusted the roasting process as needed to find the proper combination for the beer. Kujo is brewed with 100% Colombian coffee, a medium roast of the varietal Caturra sourced from small farms located in Huila and Tolima. The beans, nicknamed La Caturrita, are smaller than the average coffee bean and are sourced directly by the Vigilante Coffee Co. team.

What's a good food pairing for this beer?  
Anything with bacon or barbecue as well as chocolate desserts.

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