ASHEVILLE, N.C., U.S. — On Friday, March 15, Twin Leaf Brewery released bottles of Point of Consciousness Coffee Tripel — a coffee-infused version of their flagship beer — alongside new bottles of Luminosity Belgian Tripel. This double bottle release is a continuation of their month-long, fifth anniversary celebration full of specialty bottle releases and nonprofit service initiatives.
Twin Leaf’s origins are deep-rooted in Belgian and English-style brews. Showcased as one on their original recipes, the Luminosity Belgian Tripel quickly became their flagship beer. Sitting at a 9 percent ABV, this tripel is fruity and slightly sweet, with notes of orange, banana and spice — everything you would expect in a classic Belgian-style tripel.
As its popularity grew over the years, owner and head brewer, Tim Weber, began to experiment with a variety of adjuncts and small batch spinoffs on the flagship tripel. Coffee was by far the most popular of those experimental brews. Guided by the experts at High Noon Coffee Roasters, Twin Leaf found the perfect roast to complement the beer.
“It’s always fun to collaborate with someone locally that is outside of the craft beer industry,” said Weber. “We actually went to High Noon’s roasting facility and did an informal cupping with them. We were able to sample several different roasts and find just the right fit for the coffee tripel.” The name of this beer draws inspiration from the cult classic read, A Clockwork Orange, and invites you to awaken your senses, explore, discover and ultimately reach your ‘Point of Consciousness’.
Both the Luminosity and Point of Consciousness will be released in 500 ml bottles and available for purchase in the Twin Leaf taproom, located at 144 Coxe Avenue, on Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m. For more information about the brewery and upcoming beer releases, check out Twin Leaf Brewing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/twinleafavl.