Beer with Schooley: Forever Awake and Work From Home by Cerebral and Middle State
Work From Home and Barrel Aged Work From Home are labeled as Breakfast Porters, and are distinguished by the addition of both coffee and maple. Cerebral’s Buchan says that Wilson Lopez’s coffee was crucial in balancing out the flavor of the Vermont maple syrup in the beer, which it very much is, as maple can often times translate to the buttery off flavors of the diacetyl compound. Not so in this case, where the cherry and vanilla flavors not only balance the maple addition, but perfectly incorporate it with the coffee. The maple also helps take the edge off of the 9.7 percent ABV (13.7 percent ABV on the BA variant) double porter finish.