First Press

Cold Brew Coffee Stout

This is the fifth year we’ve made First Press and it’s proven to be one of our most popular limited beers.

First Press combines a smooth, chocolatey, roasty dark base and a house-made cold brew into a cohesive, flavourful stout. Notes of toasted almond, grilled stonefruit and caramelized brown sugar are prominent in the mix.

The name is a coffee and vinyl double entendre. A first press of a vinyl is a record made from the original masters. You probably get the coffee part…

Some info from Kevin @ Ghost Roasters:

Ghost Roaster Coffee is a tiny roasting operation! An enthusiastic side project to bring thoughtfully sourced, small batch roasted coffee to folks in the lower mainland and beyond from Kevin McConnell. Enjoy your coffee! Find Ghost Roaster Coffee on Instagram @ghostroasted to get your Ghost! Kevin is stoked to be able to team up with the brewery he calls home on First Press!

About the coffee:

Finca Huehuetepan is approximately 19 hectares of production area, operated by Carlos Cadena. Located in the state of Veracruz, in the municipality of Cosautlán de Carvajal, with an average altitude of 1350 and optimal climactic conditions for specialty coffee.

Carlos is focusing on producing specialty coffees, with new developments of fermentation practices over the last few years. Washed coffees are done at the wet mill, whereas naturals are taken to a specific spot which he has found ideal for processing and drying, to ensure clean, sweet and uniform flavour profile.