Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout Unleashed


“Enjoy your new pet!” Ralph Steadman exclaimed as he unleashed new art on the world.

That pet is Kujo, our Imperial Coffee Stout hitting shelves and draft lines in the mid-Atlantic next week. Once an experimental release named simply Coffee Stout, the brew has now found its spot in our permanent seasonal rotation and will be released each winter.

The most exciting part of inaugurating a new beer is getting original art for it from Steadman. And what he sent was terrifyingly brilliant. We could feel the aggression coming off of it — perfect for such an intense beer.

Kujo is the savage spawn of two brewing worlds – coffee and beer – colliding. But in that collision, there’s a balance between rich and roasted stout characteristics and the deep, dark coffee notes. The result is an 8.9% ABV brew made with locally-roasted coffee from Black Dog Coffee out of Summit Point, West Virginia.

Can’t control the urge to try it? We’ve got the following Kujo launch parties on the books:

Frederick Wine House in Frederick, MD

  • Monday, December 12 at 8 pm
  • Featuring small-plate food pairings from Roasthouse Pub and The Perfect Truffle

Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore, MD 

  • Thursday, December 15 at 5 pm
  • Firkin takeover with cask-condition Kujo, along with varieties aged with vanilla, star anise, elderberries, and rum-soaked oak chips

ChurchKey in Washington, DC

  • Wednesday, December 21 at 6 pm
  • Kujo 7 ways: Draft, nitro pour, and 5 cask-conditioned varieties

John says:

is this available in bottles in the stores? THanks

Brooks says:

Tried the Coffee Stout for the 1st time last night. Fantastic. Need to stock up, since its seasonal. Do you have a listing of stores in the Baltimore area that carry it?

Mark says:

Three friends and I all tried it last week (on tap) at Gilly’s in Rockville, and we all loved it. Will it be available in bottles? If you don’t release a t-shirt with that dog, I’m makin’ one.

Chuck Demmerle says:

I have accessed 7 varieties of your Flying Dog Ales,
and I must say, I’ll never go back to beer!
I drink only two beverages on a daily basis
Coffee and Ale! Haven’t try the new ale but it
sounds exciting! Keep making those good
beverages that good people love so much!

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