Starbucks’ Newest Special? A Beer-and-Coffee Boilermaker.
Call it the Gentleman's Four Loko
Thanks to a Starbucks coffee master, boilermakers are now a socially acceptable order at America’s favorite McCoffeehouse, sort of.
After starting work at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle last year, barista-turned-drink developer Justin Burns-Beach began experimenting with different coffee-and-beer combinations to find a winner.
The one he finally came across, foam made of espresso shaken over ice with orange pieces and sweet vanilla layered atop a craft IPA, is “an interactive and unique beverage experience.” Served with a cold-shaken espresso shot on the side, the Espresso Cloud IPA is the coffee chain’s first technical cocktail, and will be appearing on Starbucks Evenings menus nationwide.