US-based speciality coffee company Peet’s Coffee has partnered with California-based beer producer 21st Amendment Brewery to launch 1966 Coffee IPA.

Containing 6.8% alcohol by volume (ABV), 1966 Coffee IPA is the first collaboration beer of the two companies.

It will be available across 28 states in the US from 1 February.

21st Amendment co-founder and brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan said: “Rather than the traditional dark beer with coffee, we wanted to have fun with the melding of hops and coffee, paying attention to the coffee varietal and manipulating the roast level to nudge the subtle flavours from the bean for an incredibly unique IPA.

“Working closely with Peet’s Roastmaster, Doug Welsh, we settled in on Peet’s Ethiopian Super Natural with its lemon, bergamot and blueberry characteristics perfectly complementing the hop flavours.”

1966 Coffee IPA, handcrafted with Peet’s Ethiopian Super Natural, will be available in the US as part of the company’s Insurrection Series.

Furthermore, Peet’s Ethiopian Super Natural Coffee has been included in the brew in several ways, including dry-hopping with whole beans, to create the IPA.

Peet’s Coffee roastmaster Doug Welsh said: “Don’t expect dark roast. We iterated every roast style imaginable, with a target profile of maltiness, matching the beer, a kaleidoscope of floral aromatics and the piquant acidity and glacé citron of exceptional Ethiopia. Hops, meet your coffee cousin.”

Available in six-pack 12oz cans, as well as in draft, the limited edition variant will be accessible across various US states from next month.

Additionally, in December 2019, Dutch beverage company Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) unveiled its plan to combine with Peet’s Coffee, exploring an initial public offering (IPO).