29 September 2016
STAMFORD, CT – September 29th 2016 – Half Full Brewery is happy to announce the release of a new collaboration-based series of beers called the Community Sourced Ales Project (“CSA Project”). The CSA Project will highlight collaborations with both brewers and other craft –centric local businesses. The first beer in this project, Rise & Shine (8.5% ABV/25 IBUs), is a cold-brew coffee porter brewed in collaboration with Rise Coffee of NYC and Connecticut. Rise & Shine will make its debut this Friday 9/30 at the Half Full Brewery with a limited market release to follow.
“At the Half Full Brewery we believe that collaboration is about more than two logos on a can,” says Jordan Giles, Director of Marketing at Half Full, “It’s about working together to realize a shared goal. The goal with the CSA Project is to bring you totally unique beers in collaboration with craftsmen from within the community – to prove that you really can love what you do (and have a beer or two along the way).”
The collaboration with Rise Coffee started innocently enough. Rise Coffee was looking for space to start brewing and packaging their newly developed cold-brew coffee, and they stopped by Half Full to check out their facility. A conversation was sparked, and a year later, a beer was brewed. “When Half Full approached us about making a community-sourced, cold-brew coffee porter, we cheered – we’ve wanted to pair our goods with beer since the day we started making coffee,” says Hudson Gains-Ross, Co-Founder of Rise Coffee.
“To make Rise & Shine, we took a big, bad porter and added a smooth coffee kick, courtesy of Stamford’s own Rise Coffee,” says Tom Price, Director of Brewing Operations at Half Full. Rise & Shine has a full roasty body, moderate bitterness, notes of dark coffee, and rounds out with a complex yet smooth finish. Rise and Shine will be available in cans and on draft for a limited time only. The next beer in the CSA Project is “Bee Enlightened”, a Kolsch brewed with honey from Red Bee Apiary in Weston that will release early in 2017.