Shipyard Brewing and Vera Roasting have announced a new collaboration on a nitrogen and resveratrol-infused cold brew coffee. After a successful pilot program in Summer 2019, Grind Nitro Cold Brew Coffee will be introduced in restaurants and cafes along the eastern seaboard.
“Vera’s commitment to high-quality coffee and their unique ability to infuse resveratrol into coffee made them a perfect partner for us as we expand our product offerings beyond beer,” says Fred Forsley, founder of Shipyard Brewing.
Portland, Maine-based Shipyard Brewing Company has been producing craft beer and other beverages, including Capt’n Eli’s Soda and TeaBrew, for more than 20 years. A report published by Research and Markets showed the cold brew coffee market registering a combined annual growth rate of 27 percent by 2022.
“We’re thrilled to share the world’s only resveratrol-infused coffee with Shipyard’s loyal following,” says Tom Polcaro, president and CEO of Dover, New Hampshire-based Vera Roasting Co. “Our smooth and delicious coffee offers the heart health benefit of red wine, without the alcohol.”
Grind Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is made with Arabica coffee beans specially selected from Guatemala. After the roasting process, Vera’s patented infusion process is used to add resveratrol to the coffee beans. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant naturally found in the skins of red grapes and is associated with cardiovascular health. The coffee is served with a nitrogen tap.
“I love it mid-afternoon. It tastes good, gives energy and feels like I’m having something healthy,” said one customer at the Live Café in Kennebunk, Maine.