Kona Brewing Co. will release its Pipeline Porter for the first time this month (September) in the Midwest, including Ohio. The beer is made with freshly roasted Kona coffee from the Cornwell Estate Coffee plantation.
Pipeline Porter will be available on grocer’s shelves and on draught across the U.S. mainland and Hawaii from mid-September through December, the company said. The beer won a bronze medal at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival.
"This is our longest-running Aloha Series seasonal, and we are thrilled to bring it to the Midwest for the first time this year," Kona President Mattson Davis said in a prepared statement. "Pipeline Porter uses Kona coffee beans, which are among the best in the world and help round out the rich porter’s flavor. This brew is great in any weather, but Kona beer lovers on the mainland know that the best time to drink a Pipeline Porter is when craving a little warmth to cut through the chill of a brisk night."
Served year-round in Hawaii, Pipeline Porter is 5.3 percent alcohol by volume and has an IBU of 23.