Collabrrrewnaut is a classic Bohemian-style Pilsner blended with organic fairtrade coffee from Honduras, specially selected for this collaboration by our friends at Ottawa’s Bridgehead Roastery. This beer was lagered for three weeks, then cold-infused with the coffee to create an unlikely but harmonious  juxtaposition of light and dark.

Espresso Pilsner
5.0% • Wild Oats Series No. 36

History & Style

The world’s first blond lager, Bohemian pilsners were first brewed in the mid-19th century. The style originated in the City of Plzen (Pilsen), part of the present-day Czech Republic. Known for its light, clear colour and clean, crisp finish, our Collabrrrewnaut sends the pilsner brewing tradition hurtling space years ahead of its time with a espresso-roast coffee infusion. The Collabrrrewnaut recipe was created and first brewed in 2014 as part of Beau’s annual FeBREWary celebrations.

Tasting Notes

Collabrrrewnaut has an herbal, spicy noble hop aroma, with a subtle yet ever-present espresso note that lingers like the scent of coffee in a busy Czech café. The beer possesses a mild bitterness, with a clean dry finish. Restrained nuances courtesy of the coffee suggest dried figs, nutty richness and chocolate as they intermingle with the classic Pilsner style.

Food Pairings

Beef short ribs with cocoa, espresso and chilies; waffles and weisswurst; chicken thighs with balsamic & fig jam; espresso biscotti.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 5.0%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic, Barley Malts, Organic Fairtrade Coffee, Organic Hops, Brewer’s Yeast.
  • MALTS: Pilsner, Carafoam, Acidulated (All Organic)
  • HOPS: Hersbrucker, Mandarina Bavaria (all organic)
  • COFFEE: Fairtrade organic natural processed coffee from Justina Calix, a small producer in Honduras
  • YEAST: Czech Budejovice Lager Yeast
  • IBU’S: 30
  • OG: 12.1°P
  • FG: 2.5°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 4-6° C
  • GLASSWARE: Pilsner