by Sean on November 7, 2017

New Belgium has a fancy new beer in the pipeline suitable for special occasions.

Geisha combines the namesake coffee from Panama at Hacienda La Esmeralda with La Folie sour ale. According to the press release this makes for “the coffee’s brilliant mandarin and soft jasmine floral notes which play nicely with the sour plum and cocoa flavors synonymous with La Folie.”

The special coffee was sourced from Fellow B Corp, Sustainable Harvest of Portland.

Here is the info about where the beans came from: “The lands that make up Hacienda La Esmeralda where first brought together as a single estate by a Swede named Hans Elliot in 1940. Coffee had been growing on lands in and around Hacienda La Esmeralda since at least, 1890, and it was this huge reservoir of coffee knowledge and culture that helped the Petersons redevelop much of their land for coffee farming and even make their first coffee farm expansion at Palmira in 1988. It was a happenstance of altitude and lot separation that discovered Geisha’s amazing flavors and aromatics.”

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