san diego is one of the leading beer cities of the world. our neighbor, new english brewing co. approached us about a collaboration. ZUMBAR imperial stout is what was created - taking gold medal at GABF 2015.
This collaboration was initially brewed for the Great American Beer Festival in 2012. New English Brewing Co. added ZUMBAR'S El Mundo, a rich blend of Indonesian and Latin American beans, to both the mash and also during fermentation. This addition was of whole bean coffee, along with 2lbs. per barrel of 72% Cacao Belgian Chocolate during secondary fermentation.
The result was a rich imperial Stout at 9.3% ABV, with Nugget hops providing 45 IBUs of pleasant bitterness to balance powerful combinations of malt, ZUMBAR coffee, and chocolate. Visit New English to taste it!
ZUMBAR Imperial Stout has won the following awards:
GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL (GABF)
BRONZE 2016, COFFEE BEER
GOLD 2015, COFFEE BEER
LA COUNTY FAIR
BEST OF SHOW 2015
GOLD 2013, 2014, 2015
SD COUNTY FAIR