Son of a Baptist

Published in 12 oz. Cans

Son of a Baptist is an 8% ABV imperial stout. It is not barrel aged like its father, Big Bad Baptist; instead its flavor profile was designed to highlight the complex and often unique flavors of small batch coffees. Instead of sourcing a coffee that would play well in a beer we sought out creative and innovative roasters, then asked them which beans they’re passionate about. Each resulting release of Son of a Baptist is widely different depending on the coffee selected. Some are fruity and sweet with notes of jam and chocolate, others are rich and earthy with a big roasted finish. Each limited release will return to the Roaster’s home market where the beer and the coffee can be sampled side by side. 

Glassware: Pint
Food Pairings: Brunch, Desert

Release History

Featured Coffee Roasters 2018

Armeno Coffee Roasters – Northborough, MA 
Armeno Coffee Roasters is an independently owned coffee company located in the heart of Central Massachusetts since 1994. They roast only mid-crop, 100% Arabica beans from around the world. They specialize in providing only the finest, freshest coffees available. https://www.armeno.com
Coffee: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Tasting Notes: pomegranate, lemon marmalade, toast  

Allegheny Coffee - Pittsburg, PA 
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" for more than 50 years, the Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange offers a unique selection of the highest-quality gourmet coffees from around the world.  http://www.alleghenycoffee.com/
Coffee: Congo Lake Kivu Tasting Notes: caramel, tangy lime, and savory thyme

Blue Copper - Salt Lake City, UT
Nestled in the central ninth district of Salt Lake City Utah, Blue Copper is a smallish coffee roasting company founded in early 2013. They're driven by quality and taste, sourcing some of the finest coffee around and roasting it on the lighter side of the spectrum. www.bluecopperslc.com
Coffee: Suede Espresso (50% Kenya Karatu, 25% Ethiopia Guji Gigesa, 25% Panama Santa Teresa) Tasting Notes: Lemon Green Tea, Fresh Apricot

Coava Coffee Roasters - Portland, OR
Coava's philosophy is simple: they focus on quality, complexity, and balance in the cup. Their long-term partnerships with amazing coffee producers combined with the diligent refinement of their craft has led to some of the highest scoring coffees in the world. www.coavacoffee.com
Coffee: Finca Los Terrazas (Guatamala) Tasting Notes: Melon, Cream Soda, Mexican Chocolate

Corvus Coffee - Denver, CO 
At Corvus the search for excellent coffee is the search for farmers who consistently produce quality coffee because of a strength in their character. Corvus builds relationships with these men & women, visit their farms, and invest in their success. They're in Africa and Latin America for months each year meeting with people they know, meeting new people, and learning where they can offer premiums to improve quality.  www.corvuscoffee.com
Coffee: Dead Reckoning Espresso Tasting Notes: dark chocolate, lemon meringue

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company - Detroit, MI
Like many great American brands, Great Lakes Coffee began in a garage with not much more than a leap of faith — and their Italian father. His passion for the art and science that transformed those little green beans into the nuanced roasts they still offer is what inspires everything they do, every day, at their ever-innovating roasting facility. 
Coffee: Farmer Don Saboalo (Costa Rica) Tasting Notes: Caramel, Jam, Cane Sugar

Groundswell Coffee Roasters - Chicago, IL 
Groundswell importers source coffees from regions spanning the world, from Africa and the Southern Pacific to South and Central America.  They roast these coffees to achieve the optimal flavors offered by the specific origin and processing method of each bean.  www.groundswellcoffeeroasters.com
Coffee: Pinlaung, Myanmar Tasting Notes: Raspberry Compote, Tamarind, Tea

Highwire Coffee Roasters - Oakland, CA 
Highwire brings their our own approach to coffee and roasting. They evaluate and experiment with roast styles and tastes to find their sweet spot: balance. Their coffees show the special qualities that come from their origins. The care and attention paid by the farmers lend the cups characteristic aromatics, brightness and fruit sweetness. These qualities are balanced by the signature of the roaster.  www.highwirecoffee.com
Coffee: Bauhaus Tasting Notes: bittersweet chocolate and cookie

Rising Star Coffee Roasters - Cleveland, OH
Rising Star's coffee is Relationship Coffee. That means they know who they're buying coffee from and what makes that coffee unique. It's simple really: buy dang good coffee and pay the farmer and producer enough money to live and enjoy life while sharing a passion for excellent coffee. www.risingstarcoffee.com
Coffee: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe  Tasting Notes: Lemon curd, mild chocolate, Bergamot

The Roasterie - Kansas City, MO 
One of the most renowned specialty coffee roasters in the nation, The Roasterie stands apart from other specialty and direct trade coffee companies. Nobody else does it like we do. We are committed to finding the best green coffee beans from around the world, for a fair price. Those beans are then roasted using a convection air-roasting method instead of the more traditional drum-roasting method, to ensure superior consistency and a tastier, smoother cup of coffee.  www.theroasterie.com
Coffee: Ethiopia Kochere Natural  Tasting Notes: blueberry and apricot flavors

Cultivar Coffee - Dallas, TX
Cultivar Coffee Roasters was founded by Jonathan Meadows and Nathan Shelton in 2009. Cultivar is firm in their commitment to socioeconomic responsibility, obsessed with process and quality and committed to sourcing only the best coffee they can get their hands on.  www.cultivarcoffee.com
Coffee: Finca Malacara Red Bourbon (El Salvador) Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Apple

Dynamite Roasting Co. - Black Mountain, NC
Dynamite believes the simple act of buying a cup of coffee can drive social change in the communities where the coffee is grown, as well as were its brewed. They are 100% certified organic and fair trade and have been since day one. They are fully committed to their customers, growers and the environment we all share. www.dynamiteroasting.com
Coffee: Finca Cual Bicicleta (Honduras) Tasting Notes: Hibiscus and Sweet Raspberry Jam

Valentine Coffee Roasters - Milwaukee, WI
Valentine Coffee Co. was founded on the premise that coffee begins as a fruit, uniquely evocative of a particular time and place. This character – the terroir – is maximized by carefully roasting beans to the apex of natural sweetness, brightness, and balance… never to bitterness. www.valentinecoffeeco.com 
Coffee:  Guatemala Huehuetenango Tasting Notes: Citrus, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate

LAMILL Coffee - Los Angeles, CA
Lamill coffee is an award-winning specialty coffee roaster headquartered in Los Angeles. Their coffee and tea is served in more than 300 locations throughout the US and in select countries around the world. www.lamillcoffee.com
Coffee: Velvet Blend (Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia) Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Hazel Nuts, Caramel