Made by: Harpoon Brewery
Location: Boston and Windsor, Vt.
Alcohol by volume: 6 percent
El Triunfo is one of Harpoon’s 100-barrel series, which includes limited-release brews with the idea that “when they’re gone, they’re gone.” This is a coffee porter that brewer Jesse Brenneman said hits that sweet spot—it’s half beer, half coffee flavor. Though normally coffee beers are made into stouts, Brenneman went with a porter, which is a bit trickier to create. “I wanted a good 50-50 balance and I think we nailed it,” he said. You can expect flavors of chocolate and caramel in the beer without being overly sweet while the coffee side has adds a hint of roast in the background.