Son of a Baptist

Published in 12 oz. Cans

Son of a Baptist is an 8% ABV imperial stout. It is not barrel aged like its father, Big Bad Baptist; instead its flavor profile was designed to highlight the complex and often unique flavors of small batch coffees. Instead of sourcing a coffee that would play well in a beer we sought out creative and innovative roasters, then asked them which beans they’re passionate about. Each resulting release of Son of a Baptist is widely different depending on the coffee selected. Some are fruity and sweet with notes of jam and chocolate, others are rich and earthy with a big roasted finish. Each limited release will return to the Roaster’s home market where the beer and the coffee can be sampled side by side. 

Glassware: Pint
Food Pairings: Brunch, Desert

Release History

Featured Coffee Roasters 2019

Allegheny Coffee - Pittsburg, PA 

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" for more than 50 years, the Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange offers a unique selection of the highest-quality gourmet coffees from around the world.  http://www.alleghenycoffee.com/

Coffee: Congo Lake Kivu Tasting Notes: caramel, tangy lime, and savory thyme


Armeno Coffee - Northborough, MA

Since 1994, Armeno Coffee Roasters has hand-crafted fresh roasted specialty coffees from their historic New England grist mill. They combine artistry, experience, and the highest quality coffee beans to create brilliant coffees with dynamic profiles and a truly memorable coffee experience.  www.armeno.com

Coffee: Ethiopia Fair Trade Organic Yirgacheffe  Tasting Notes: milk chocolate, lemon zest  


Corvus Coffee - Denver, CO 

At Corvus the search for excellent coffee is the search for farmers who consistently produce quality coffee because of a strength in their character. Corvus builds relationships with these men & women, visit their farms, and invest in their success. They're in Africa and Latin America for months each year meeting with people they know, meeting new people, and learning where they can offer premiums to improve quality.  www.corvuscoffee.com

Coffee: Dead Reckoning Espresso Tasting Notes: dark chocolate, lemon meringue


Cultivar Coffee - Dallas, TX

Cultivar Coffee Roasters was founded by Jonathan Meadows and Nathan Shelton in 2009. Cultivar is firm in their commitment to socioeconomic responsibility, obsessed with process and quality and committed to sourcing only the best coffee they can get their hands on.  www.cultivarcoffee.com

Coffee: El Salvador  Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Apple


Dynamite Roasting Co. - Black Mountain, NC

Dynamite believes the simple act of buying a cup of coffee can drive social change in the communities where the coffee is grown, as well as were its brewed. They are 100% certified organic and fair trade and have been since day one. They are fully committed to their customers, growers and the environment we all share. www.dynamiteroasting.com

Coffee: Finca Cual Bicicleta (Honduras) Tasting Notes: Hibiscus and Sweet Raspberry Jam


Groundswell Coffee Roasters - Chicago, IL 

Groundswell importers source coffees from regions spanning the world, from Africa and the Southern Pacific to South and Central America.  They roast these coffees to achieve the optimal flavors offered by the specific origin and processing method of each bean.  www.groundswellcoffeeroasters.com

Coffee: Pinlaung, Myanmar Tasting Notes: Raspberry Compote, Tamarind, Tea


Handlebar Coffee Roaster - Santa Barbara, CA

As former professional cyclists, two wheels paved the way to many great opportunities. The Handlebar founders switched gears in 2011 and directed their focus to roasting some of the best coffees in the world. Their goal is to link their appreciation for the coffee farmers to you, through each fresh roasted bag. www.handlebarcoffee.com

Coffee: Honduras Marcola  Tasting Notes: Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Apricot


Highwire Coffee Roasters - Oakland, CA 

Highwire brings their our own approach to coffee and roasting. They evaluate and experiment with roast styles and tastes to find their sweet spot: balance. Their coffees show the special qualities that come from their origins. The care and attention paid by the farmers lend the cups characteristic aromatics, brightness and fruit sweetness. These qualities are balanced by the signature of the roaster.  www.highwirecoffee.com

Coffee: Bauhaus Tasting Notes: bittersweet chocolate and cookie


Honcho Coffee - Clarkston, MI

When you're named after a term American soldiers brought back from the pacific theater in WWII, but sounds straight out of a spaghetti western; you're bound to be a bit twisted. Honcho is part Latin kitchen, part coffee house, cantina on Main Street. It's spicy funky, streety, whatever it is… its at home at Honcho. www.eathoncho.com

Coffee: Guatemala Huehuetenango    Tasting Notes: Raspberry Jam, Tobacco, Molasses


Rising Star Coffee Roasters - Cleveland, OH

Rising Star's coffee is Relationship Coffee. That means they know who they're buying coffee from and what makes that coffee unique. It's simple really: buy dang good coffee and pay the farmer and producer enough money to live and enjoy life while sharing a passion for excellent coffee. www.risingstarcoffee.com

Coffee: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe  Tasting Notes: Lemon curd, mild chocolate, Bergamot


The Roasterie - Kansas City, MO 

One of the most renowned specialty coffee roasters in the nation, The Roasterie stands apart from other specialty and direct trade coffee companies. Nobody else does it like we do. We are committed to finding the best green coffee beans from around the world, for a fair price. Those beans are then roasted using a convection air-roasting method instead of the more traditional drum-roasting method, to ensure superior consistency and a tastier, smoother cup of coffee.  www.theroasterie.com

Coffee: Ethiopia Kochere Natural  Tasting Notes: blueberry and apricot flavors


Valentine Coffee Roasters - Milwaukee, WI

Valentine Coffee Co. was founded on the premise that coffee begins as a fruit, uniquely evocative of a particular time and place. This character – the terroir – is maximized by carefully roasting beans to the apex of natural sweetness, brightness, and balance… never to bitterness. www.valentinecoffeeco.com 

Coffee:  Guatemala Huehuetenango Tasting Notes: Citrus, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate