Starbucks to Introduce an Espresso Beer

Matthew Loffhagen
(Photo: Starbucks)

There’s a brand new option coming soon to a Starbucks near you.

Not content with single-handedly ruling the world’s supply of coffee, the company behind the Pumpkin Spiced Latte has introduced its first craft beer – a drink which is served with a shot of espresso, just to give it an extra punch (and to justify its sale in a coffee shop).

The alcoholic drink is served with ice, espresso, orange segments, and Starbucks Classic Syrup, which creates a foam top layer for the beer that also has a healthy dose of caffeine inside it.

Thanks to this foam layer, the beer is called the Espresso Cloud IPA, and will soon be available in stores across the United States.

This isn’t the first beer to be sold at a Starbucks – for years, the chain of coffee shops has been offering special evening where patrons can enjoy craft beers and wines, served by Starbucks staff.

 The chain announced plans last year to bring beer and wine to over 2000 of its US-based stores by 2020, and the Espresso Cloud IPA appears to be a step in that direction.

While there’s no confirmed date that the new beer will begin sale, and while Starbucks has yet to release a full list of the stores that will stock the drink, it’s worth keeping an ear to the ground if you’re a fan of Starbucks and also want to try this unusual new beverage.

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