Dunkin’, which dropped Donuts from its name in 2018 to broadcast that they also sell coffee and sandwiches, is welcoming autumn with four donut beers, that has become an annual tradition.
“We were excited to work with Harpoon to bring the favorite beer back for another year,” said Brian Gilbert, Vice President of Retail Business Development at Dunkin’. “The latest beers brought our partnership to a level of flavor it’s never been before, and we know brand fans will love it.”
The New England-headquartered companies (Dunkin’ is in Canton, Mass and Harpoon Brewery is located in Boston) describe this year’s donut beer release (which includes three new beers) this way…
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Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale – This year’s ‘spiced latte ale’ has an updated recipe. It’s brewed with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, Dunkin’ cold brew, and now includes oat milk, which helps to replicate the creamy mouthfeel found in a latte. (ABV: 5.2%)
NEW Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Roll Cream Ale – Everything you could want in a classic Dunkin’ bakery-inspired beer. Brewed with actual Dunkin’ Coffee Rolls and Dunkin’ coffee, this beer balances notes of cinnamon and coffee roast in an easy-drinking Cream Ale. (ABV: 4.6%)
NEW Harpoon Dunkin’ Cold Brew Coffee Porter: New Englanders know that ordering a Dunkin’ ‘Regular’ means coffee with cream and sugar. In honor of a regional classic, this porter takes Dunkin’ Cold Brew and adds some dairy to capture a little of the creamy sweetness. (ABV: 6.0%)
NEW Harpoon Dunkin’ Hazelnut Blonde Stout: Just because it’s a coffee beer doesn’t mean it has to be dark. Pale, wheat, and oat malts are used to create a golden appearance with a slight haze, while still delivering the full mouthfeel you expect from a stout. Giving that classic flavor boost, this beer delivers the rich nuttiness with a touch of sweetness. (ABV: 6.2%)
To celebrate the five-year milestone of this partnership and this year’s fall releases, Dunkin’ and Harpoon will be hosting a beer release party at Harpoon Brewery on Friday, September 16 from 6-9pm. And the limited-edition Dunkin’ Harpoon IPA Donut will also be making a triumphant return.
Filled with Harpoon IPA jelly and topped with a candied malt crumble, the donuts will be provided with the purchase of any of the Harpoon Dunkin’ Beers. This is a donut made with beer as an ingredient, and because these special donuts may contain trace amounts of alcohol, you’ll have to be 21+ to have one.
The Box O’ Beer mix pack will also be available to purchase so you’ll want to do that.
Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin beer will become available in bottled 6-packs as well as in the new Harpoon Dunkin’ Box O’ Beer mix pack. These limited releases will be available everywhere Harpoon is sold beginning in September.
(All image credits: Harpoon)