In the fall of 2018, Dunkin’ collaborated with New England brewery Harpoon for a coffee porter created as a tribute to all the days that Dunkin’s coffee had helped the brew masters at Harpoon in their morning routines.
Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter was a dark classic porter brewed with Dunkin' Donuts coffee. It had a smooth, “roasty, malty” flavor profile, and a dark chocolate, espresso aroma. The beer was available in both 12 oz. bottles and draft at select retail locations across the Eastern U.S. throughout the fall.
The two companies are back with a new coffee-inspired adult beverage. This time, the partnership will produce a summer ale. Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale has arrived just in time for the warmer weather of spring and summer.
The summer ale will be available in 12 oz. cans and draft at select retail locations across the Eastern U.S. It has a 5.9 percent ABV and is a hoppy tribute to Dunkin’s signature Iced Coffee combining the flavors of Dunkin’s Original Blend with a bright, summery pale ale. It can be paired with summer favorites like BBQ and brunch.
“The classic tastes of Dunkin’ coffee and Harpoon craft beer make for such an irresistible combination, it was inevitable we’d collaborate again,” says Dunkin’ chief marketing officer Tony Weisman. “We saw so much excitement and passion for our partnership last fall, and we’re thrilled to delight our fans who start their day with Dunkin’ coffee and end it by enjoying one of Harpoon’s famous craft beers once more with the introduction of new Summer Coffee Pale Ale.”
“I just depleted the last of my private stash of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter the other day, so, selfishly, the timing on this launch couldn’t be better,” adds Harpoon Brewery co-founder and CEO Dan Kenary. “We ended last year’s baseball season with the intro of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, and we’re excited to begin this season with the release of our Summer Coffee Pale Ale. Most importantly, it’s a delicious beer – hoppy and vibrant with a nice coffee character. We’re thrilled to partner with an icon like Dunkin’ again.”