Coconut Beer: Too Much of a Good Thing? (Hint: No)

From coconut oil to coconut water, the popularity of coconuts is ubiquitous. Here’s another way that coconuts are living up to its versatile moniker. For beer cicerones, this is nothing new, but for all others, welcome to the world of coconut beer! 

According to Craft Beer, a “brewer can maneuver coconut in many ways to explore various flavor profiles for his or her beer. While some use coconut to complement the dark flavors in a roasty and chocolatey porter or stout, other brewers and makers are setting out to use coconut to illustrate the versatility in some of their recipes”. 

Sounds good to us. In fact, now is a perfect time to pick up a six-pack of the latest coconut brew. According to Mother’s Brewing, “think midnight on a secluded Caribbean beach. Sweet coconut flavor rides a wave of rich, roasted malt character. This full-bodied sipper satisfies with a tropical warmth for blustery winter nights.” 

With some help from the Beer Street Journal, Craft Beer, and Beer and Brewing, here is a working list of some of the most popular breweries with coconut beers out now. 

Lickinghole Creek (Coconut Quad)

The Bruery (Mash and Coconut) 

Bottle Logic (Stronger Than Fiction)

Big Top Brewing Company (Hawaiian Lion Coconut Porter)

VisionQuest (Coconut IPA) 

Maui Brewing (Coconut Hiwa Porter)

Angry Chair Brewing (German Chocolate Cupcake Stout

Perrin Brewing (No Rules Vietnamese Imperial Porter)

Oskar Blues Brewery (Death By Coconut)

Holy Mountain Brewing (Coconut Midnight Still)

Avery Brewing Co (Coconut Porter)

Sierra Nevada (Coca Coconut Narwhal)

Three Taverns (German Chocolate Helm’s Deep) 

The Veil Brewing (Coconut Hornswoggler)

Dogfish Head (Lupu Luau IPA) 

Schlafly (Coconut Creme Ale) 

Cigar City (El Coco)

Modern Times Beer (Nitro Black House with Coffee, Coconut & Cocoa) 

New Holland Brewing (Dragon’s Milk Reserve) 

Ballast Point (Coconut Victory at Sea) 

Burial Bolo Coconut Brown

Papago Brewing (Coconut Joe)

18th Street (Hunter Coconut Double Milk Stout) 

Westbrook Brewing (Chocolate Coconut Almond Imperial Stout) 

NoDa (Coco Loco)

Goose Island Brewing (Bourbon County Brand Stout) 

New Belgium (Coconut Curry) 

Happy holidays and happy drinking!