Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bread and Coffee Beers Exclusively Brewed for Avalon Now Available

Source: Twitter

Bread and coffee. They're not only two staples of any civilized human being's life, they're also key ingredients in two new beers brewed exclusively for Avalon Breads by the Dexter breweries of Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak, respectively. Here are all the details from the official press release:

DETROIT (Sept. 26, 2017) – Best known for its delicious, artisan baked goods, Avalon International Breads has something extra special brewing. In partnership with Dexter-based Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Traverse City-based North Peak Brewing Company, Avalon now offers two beers available exclusively at the newly opened Avalon Cafe and Bakery in downtown Detroit and Avalon Cafe and Kitchen in Ann Arbor.

The beers truly embody the spirit of Avalon: the Jolly Pumpkin Eye of Horus is brewed with Avalon bread and North Peak Perk is brewed with Mighty Good Coffee, Avalon's local coffee partner based in Ann Arbor. Brewing with bread and coffee as ingredients is a first for both beer brands.

Eye of Horus is a mildly tart, malty ale rooted in the traditions of ancient Egyptian bread beers, one of the first examples of beer in human civilization. Brewed with 10 lbs of Avalon bread, dates, honey, coriander, and ginger, the pour is a classic Jolly Pumpkin sour at 6.8 percent ABV. Eye of Horus is named after the ancient Egyptian sign, symbolizing protection, good health, and power.

North Peak Perk is a rye ale with mild spiciness and a light hop bitterness. Made with a blend of Mighty Good Coffee beans from Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Ethiopia, rich coffee notes will come through on this 5.5 percent ABV beer.

"Avalon's original business model was based on the idea that bread and coffee brings people together across cultures" said Jackie Victor, co-founder and CEO. "As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are thrilled that we now offer another beverage that brings people together – beer!"

Both beers are available on tap exclusively at Avalon Cafe and Bakery and Avalon Cafe and Kitchen. Both locations host happy hours every weeknight.

Avalon Cafe and Bakery is located at 1049 Woodward, Detroit. Avalon Cafe and Kitchen is located at 120 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Hours at both locations are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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