Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery is perking up its popular Otis Oatmeal Stout with the help of Jose Garces. The two recently teamed up to create a limited-run brew made with Garces Trading Co.’s custom-roasted coffee beans, for a beer-pairing dinner the Iron Chef is hosting with the brewery in Philadelphia later this month at his Peruvian-Cantonese restaurant Chifa.
Dubbed Jose Garces Reserva Coffee Stout, the beer is based on Sixpoint’s standard Otis formula, but the whole thing receives an infusion of cold-pressed coffee brewed with the Garces Trading Company beans. “It’s basically Sixpoint’s Otis with the addition of Garces’s coffee,” Sixpoint spokesdude Dan “Jersey Dan” Bisogno told Grub Street. “After some discussion, both Garces and Sixpoint’s brewmaster Shane Welch thought it would be a fun way to customize a beer for the dinner.”
Bisogno added that unlike the traditional Otis, which is poured via a nitro stout tap, the limited-run Garces beer will be poured via an ordinary CO2 system. It makes its debut at the Sixpoint dinner on May 26 and will be available exclusively at Chifa. Though the collab is a one-off brew, Bisogno assures us that there’s enough of it to last at least through the start of Philly Beer Week, which kicks off the first week in June.