Dunkin’ and Harpoon Release New Beers Made with Actual Doughnuts

Plus, an ale that tastes like a pumpkin spiced latte.

August 25, 2020


Photo by: Photo courtesy of Dunkin'

Photo courtesy of Dunkin'

It’s the perfect yeasty marriage: doughnuts and beer. Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery have teamed up to create two new doughnut-infused beers and a pumpkin spiced latte-flavored beer to offer alongside their previously well received coffee-infused-brew collab, Harpoon Dunkin' Coffee Porter.

The three new co-branded beers — Harpoon Dunkin' Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale, Boston Kreme Stout and Jelly Donut IPA — will be released in September and constitute the first time, Dunkin’ and Harpoon contend, that beers have been made using the chain’s doughnuts.

Inspired by Dunkin’s pumpkin spiced latte, Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin is a light-color ale brewed using real pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices and a dash of espresso coffee.

Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme, meanwhile, is a creamy, dry Irish stout brewed with Dunkin’ doughnuts and cacao nibs, which give it notes of dough and chocolate.

And Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut is a "slightly hazy" IPA that has been brewed with Dunkin’ doughnuts and raspberry purée, which imbue it with "bright notes of jelly and citrus from the addition of fruit-forward Hull Melon and Citra hops," according to the companies.

All three new brews, along with Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, an American porter boasting "malty notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee with the comforting and familiar flavor of Dunkin' Original Blend coffee," will be available for a limited time this fall as part of Harpoon Dunkin' Dozen mix packs.

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Dunkin'

Photo courtesy of Dunkin'

Harpoon Dunkin' Pumpkin will be also available on draft and in bottled six-packs.

Brian Gilbert, Dunkin’s vice president of retail business development, said in a news release that the doughnut maker is "excited" about the launch of the three new beers. "We have no doubt the new donut brews, along with the rest of this new fall lineup, will bring the same moments of sweetness and smiles our coffee and donuts have created for 70 years," he said.

Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder, added that making beer using real doughnuts was a first for the company’s brewers and that he hoped Harpoon and Dunkin’ fans will "have a blast" tasting the new brews.

Doughnut-infused beer, yeah, it’s a hole new world.

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