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Black Mesa, Elemental Coffee plan unveiling for new stout

Nick Trougakos Published: January 23, 2014

In December, I shared news about Black Mesa’s newest beer, Red Badger Stout. The coffee stout was made in collaboration with Oklahoma City’s Elemental Coffee Roasters, and now Elemental and Black Mesa have planned an event to debut the beer to a select group of beer fans.

Here’s a press release from Elemental about the event, which is set for Feb. 6 and will be limited to only 50 guests.

Oklahoma City-based Black Mesa Brewing Co. and Elemental Coffee Roasters have teamed-up to create a new coffee-infused craft beer and will celebrate the product launch with a tasting event from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Elemental Coffee, 815 N. Hudson Ave.

A select group of 50 guests will have the opportunity to taste Red Badger Stout before it’s available to the general public, along with hors d’oeuvres pairings by The Wedge Pizzeria, served chef’s table style with introductions to each offering.

The event is free to attend, but space is limited.  Instructions for how people can earn a ticket will be shared via the Elemental Coffee Roasters Facebook page.

According to Black Mesa Brewing Co. Co-Founder Brad Stumph, the stout is brewed with de-bittered black malts to provide a fabric that does not compete with the complexity of the coffee beans.

“We set out to brew a stout that both coffee and craft beer devotees could appreciate,” Stumph said.  “The roasters at Elemental Coffee are true craftsman and our goal was to highlight their skill. We believe we have created a coffee stout unlike any currently on the market. By muting the roasted barley notes of the stout, it allows the full spectrum of notes imparted by the coffee to shine through. This is the coffee drinker’s breakfast stout.” (Blogger’s note: That quote looks familiar…)

Food pairings will include: prosciutto wrapped figs with goat cheese, butternut squash bruschetta with spiced walnuts and goat cheese, and a meat, cheese and olive plate. 

So, keep your eyes on the Elemental FB page. Beer, coffee and food from The Wedge? This should be a great event!