Harpoon Brewery, Dunkin’ partner on coffee, donut-infused beers


With fall just around the corner, there’s no better time for Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ to announce their latest collaboration.

The two companies are bringing all the warm and cozy flavors of fall together via a new line of beers that marry both coffee and donuts.

“We're excited to elevate our collaboration with Harpoon this fall with the introduction of Harpoon Dunkin’ pumpkin beer and the first-ever Harpoon beer made with real Dunkin’ donuts,” Brian Gilbert, vice president of retail business development at Dunkin’ said. “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.”

A new array of beers is launching from the collaboration, which drew inspiration from creating a brew that channeled the flavors of Dunkin’s well-known donuts. The flavors launching include:

  • Pumpkin, a spiced latte ale that has been brewed with real pumpkin, pumpkin pie pieces, and a hint of coffee. It contains 5.2% ABV;
  • Boston Kreme, which has been brewed with Dunkin’ donuts and cacao nibs. It is reminiscent of Dry Irish Stout and contains 4.3% ABV;
  • Jelly Donut, which was brewed with Dunkin’ donuts and raspberry puree, is a hazy IPA that contains notes of jelly and citrus from the added Hüll Melon and Citra hops, and features 5.7% ABV; and
  • Coffee Porter, which combines malty notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee with Dunkin’s original blend coffee, also contains 6% ABV.

“After more than two years and three seasons of collaborating with the Dunkin’ team, our fans have come to expect a delicious fall beer from us, but we wanted to give them something extra special this year,” Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO and co-founder said. “Our brewers have always been master innovators, but brewing beer made with real donuts was a first even for them. It's hard to pick a favorite of the four recipes — just like it's hard to pick a favorite donut from Dunkin’ — but we hope both our and Dunkin’s fans have a blast trying.”

The Harpoon Dunkin’ pumpkin flavor will be available on draft and in bottle packs of six, as well as part of the mix pack, which contains three cans of each seasonal beer flavor.

Each limited-edition flavor will be available for purchase wherever Harpoon is sold beginning in September.