Beer Release

Redhook & Caffe Vita Blend Coffee and Beer for Double Black Stout

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Daniel Shewmaker (left) and Nick Crandall (right). Photo credit: Lindsey Scully

Daniel Shewmaker (left) and Nick Crandall (right). Photo credit: Lindsey Scully

Redhook Brewery and Caffe Vita have partnered up again for another rendition of Double Black Stout. This coffee-infused stout features notes of roasted espresso, dark chocolate, and toffee. The team last made this beer last in 2012 but now have Nick Crandall as Redhook’s Innovative Brewer at the helm. Crandall has been with Redhook for two years now and previously worked at Boundary Bay Brewing in Bellingham. Double Black Stout has not been released from the brewery in three years, and prior to that it was last released in 2008. However, with the ever-growing list of customer requests for Double Black, Redhook and Caffe Vita have agreed to bring it back for a limited time. Crandall and Daniel Shewmaker, Caffe Vita’s Green Bean Buyer, both stated they are excited for this collaboration again, seeing how both companies really strive for quality and excellence in each field.

Double Black Stout features Caffe Vita’s La Angustora Coffee, a seasonal release, which is a medium roast coffee that gives a creamy body with a slight hazelnut, cocoa, and caramel character.

Double Black

Double Black Stout will be available on draft at select locations, including: Big Mario’s, Art Marble 21, Willows Lodge, and Malt & Vine. More locations will be announced but in case you needed your Double Black Stout fix right away we thought we’d let you know where to find it.

Image via Redhook Brewery // Green Rubino

Image via Redhook Brewery // Green Rubino

Redhook Brewery is located at 14300 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA. 


Certified Cicerone®, Editor for New School Beer - Washington, she has been in the local beer industry for two years. Currently slinging beers at Stoup Brewing and is founder of the Seattle chapter of Girls Pint Out, member of Pink Boots Society, and contributor to Volume by Alcohol and Brewed For Thought.

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