Alta Gracia Coffee Porter

This great tasting beer is the result of a fantastic collaboration of farmer, roaster, and brewer – all with strong Vermont ties.

Just down the road from our roastery here in Middlebury, our friends at Otter Creek Brewing brew world-class artisan beer.  They’ve won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival – quite an accomplishment for such a small brewery.  A few years ago Morgan Wolaver had created a series of organic beers featuring ingredients from small farmers in the area. Since we are his neighbor down the street from the brewery, he wanted to also honor all of our farmer friends in the communities of Los Marranitos, Los Dajaos, and El Dulce in the Dominican Republic.  His brewmaster, Mike Gerhart, developed the brew after careful experimentation and collaboration with our roasters Dave and John and Joe.

Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is an exceptionally smooth and flavorfully complex beer that is surprisingly true to the porter style.  The hint of vanilla brings out the sweetness of the dark-roasted Dominican coffee. 

Our Alta Gracia Coffee Porter coming down the line at the brewery . . .

Photos by Cheray Lane of Otter Creek Brewery