Monocacy Brewing Company Releases ‘Brewtus’ Coffee Imperial Stout For Ides Of March
Frederick, MD – Monocacy Brewing Company is releasing a Coffee Imperial Stout, called Brewtus, in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC markets on the Ides of March, Saturday, March 15. This robust interpretation of English brewing tradition is the second variety released by Monocacy Brewing Company offered year-round in both bottle and keg formats. Like its predecessor, Riot Rye Pale Ale, Brewtus is brewed using quality local ingredients. The coffee aroma and taste of this 8.6% abv Coffee Imperial Stout is conjured from select, dark-roasted malts and freshly roasted, whole “Red Bourbon Rwanda” estate coffee beans from Dublin Roasters of Frederick.
The label of Brewtus, composed by branding and design firm Tribe, showcases a piercing illustration by California-based graphic artist Brian Luong. A series of daggers intertwine with bunnu, the bush that yields bright red coffee berries, drawing an immediate parallel to the assassination of Julius Cesar and prompting one to ask, “Et tu, Brewte?” Brewmaster Tom Flores mentioned in early discussions that the multiple daggers reminded him of “manifesting potency.” Flores continued by describing, “a high sign of respect…a clear display of the full potency of force.”
The tasting room at Monocacy Brewing Company is open to the public for beer sampling and growler filling on Friday evenings from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tours, tastings, and growler fills are offered each Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Visitors to the tasting room are encouraged to visit Dublin Roasters, located across the street from the brewery, to take home the Red Bourbon Rwanda coffee in 0.25 lbs., 0.5 lbs., 1 lbs., and 5 lbs. quantities.