SAN DIEGO – US-based AleSmith Brewing Company has created a new stout blended with Jamaica Blue Mountain (JBM) coffee beans from Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (MBCF), reports the Jamaica Observer. ‘Jamaica Blue Mountain Speedway Stout’ was sold within an hour of its launch, according to the company.
US-based coffee roaster, Mostra Coffee roasted the beans for AleSmith which was founded some 20 years ago in San Diego, California. AleSmith currently employs 28 people and is projected to brew 15,000 barrels in 2014.
“Bottles were sold online on March 3 and were sold out in under an hour,” said Nick Betteker supervisor at AleSmith in an interview with the Observer.
He stated that about 3,000 bottles were sold at roughly US$18 each.
The company sampled coffees from eight regions before deciding on JBM, says the daily.
“Thanks to Mostra’s diligent work, these 100 per cent Blue Mountain beans were sourced from the renowned Mavis Bank Coffee Factory in Jamaica,” added the company in a press release.
AleSmith Brewing Company was founded in August 1995 in San Diego, California.
AleSmith owner, Peter Zien purchased the brewery in 2002 and has spent the last 12 years growing an internationally recognized brand dedicated to hand forged ales and craftsmanship.
The company has recently announced the construction of a brand new production facility, tasting room and gift shop in San Diego.
Mavis Bank Coffee Factory, MBCF, is Jamaica’s largest and only fully integrated Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee facility. Approximately 1.4 million pound of green beans from over 6000 farmers are processed there annually.