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Peak Organic Brewery

Peak Organic “Espresso Amber Ale” Celebrates Local, Delicious, and Fair Trade Ingredients

Portland, ME – Sept. 28, 2008 — Peak Organic Brewing, producers of gourmet, certified organic ales, is collaborating with like-minded small businesses and non-profits to create a delicious Espresso Amber Ale.

“Our Espresso Amber Ale is a celebration of tasty, local ingredients and organic, fair trade practices,” said Jon Cadoux from Peak, a passionate craft beer brewer. “As foodies, we’ve always appreciated hand-crafted coffee roasters, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with our friends down the street at Coffee By Design, who craft amazing coffee. We feel like this is more than just a delicious craft beer, but also a positive experience from start to finish, farm to glass” said Geoff Masland from Peak.
The Espresso Amber Ale is brewed with Maine-roasted, organic fair trade espresso in collaboration with Coffee By Design (www.coffeebydesign.com). The beer is in partnership with Transfair, a non-profit that works to ensure that farmers and farm workers behind Fair Trade Certified™ goods are paid fair, above-market prices, helping to support a better life for farming families, community development and environmental stewardship (www.fairtradecertified.org). Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale is the first Fair Trade Certified™ beer brewed in the United States.
“Having two local companies collaborate on a delicious product with a strong social purpose is a pleasure and a win-win for all,” said Coffee By Design co-owner, Alan Spear.

“The business community has a long way to go in terms of environmental stewardship, ourselves included. But we enjoy partnering with organizations that are focused on taking the right steps”, commented Cadoux.

The Espresso Amber Ale is a flavorful, robust ale with toasty notes from the espresso in the front palate that delicately compliment the sweeter notes from the malts in the back palate. Said Cadoux, “we have been working on this ale for a long while now and we are proud of the final product.”

Peak Organic: A Toast to Life’s Peak Experiences

Peak Organic is a small brewing company dedicated to making delicious organic beer using the world’s best ingredients. Brewed in Portland, Maine, look for Peak in fine restaurants, leading supermarkets, gourmet shops, natural foods stores and fine pubs. For further information, visit www.peakbrewing.com

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