Dunkin’ Donuts partners with Harpoon Brewery to launch coffee, donut infused beers

USA – Dunkin’ Donuts, multinational coffee and donut company and Harpoon Brewery, have teamed up to launch a series of coffee and donut-infused beers.

A trio of new beers, Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale, Boston Kreme Stout, and Jelly Donut IPA, join Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter on shelves this September.

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According to the baked goods chain, this mark the first time beers have been brewed with actual donuts from Dunkin’.

With a 5.2% ABV and light in colour, Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale is brewed with real pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a splash of coffee.

Meanwhile, Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme Stout is brewed with Dunkin’ doughnuts and cacao nibs which is said to create chocolatey notes for an “easy-drinking, creamy stout” with a 4.3% ABV.

The 5.7% ABV Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut IPA features notes of jelly and citrus from the addition of fruit-forward hüll melon and citra hops.

The launch follows extremely positive reaction the Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter received from fans for two consecutive seasons, which was first launched in 2018.

“We’re excited to elevate our collaboration with Harpoon this fall with the introduction of Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin beer and the first ever Harpoon beer made with real Dunkin’ donuts,” said Brian Gilbert, Vice President of Retail Business Development at Dunkin’.

“We have no doubt the new donut brews, along with the rest of this new fall lineup, will bring the same moments of sweetness and smiles our coffee and donuts have created for 70 years.”

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Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin will be available on draft and in bottled 6-packs as well as in the new Harpoon Dunkin’ Dozen mix pack, which features 3 cans of each seasonal beer flavor.

“After more than two years and three seasons of collaborating with the Dunkin’ team, our fans have come to expect a delicious fall beer from us, but we wanted to give them something extra special this year,” said Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder.

“Our brewers have always been master innovators, but brewing beer made with real donuts was a first even for them. It’s hard to pick a favorite of the four recipes – just like it’s hard to pick a favorite donut from Dunkin’ – but we hope both our and Dunkin’s fans have a blast trying,” he added.

The Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1986 and was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years.

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods.

Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. 

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