Brewer Paul Traver said Maddie & Bella has provided coffee to the brewery for special beers at festivals around Toledo over the last year. "So this was a great chance to really get them involved in something that will be more than a one-shot festival beer," he said in an email.
DarkanDirty has been released on draft in the Toledo area. Bottles are scheduled to arrive at stores late next week. DarkanDirty also will be available on draft and in bottles in the Cleveland area within the next two weeks. Traver expects it to be availale until March.
Great Black Swamp offers up this description of the beer, which is 7.75 percent alcohol by volume: "Black in color and rich in flavors this Coffee Stout is made with locally roasted Colombia Excelso-Huila coffee from Maddie and Bella. The coffee is delicate, bright and smooth with hints of chocolate and caramel on the nose and the palate so it balances well with this rich, smooth and malty Imperial Stout. A great collaboration between two small Toledo businesses."