Theorem, the walk-up bar that is part of Portola Coffee Lab, continues to push the envelope of what coffee is and what coffee can be. The menu offering for October 2015 is no exception as the baristas have chosen to create beer styled coffee drinks! The drinks are non-alcoholic but take on the flavors of the beers they are named after!
A flight is $15 and you get to try all four drinks. Take a look at the colors on the flight! It looks like actual beer! But how would it taste?
First up is the Pilsner. The biscuit malt notes gave it a floury taste but it was still nice and refreshing.
The IPA had really nice citrus notes! Easily a favorite of mine!
Next up was the Stout, which I thought was going to be my favorite but it proved to be a little too gritty for me.
My favorite was the Sour. This completely surprised me since I am not a sour beer fan at all. The blueberry and lime combined perfectly and is based off an actual beer in the area.
The entire experience was quite enjoyable and I cannot wait to try some of these coffee drinks again before the month is over!
Portola Coffee Lab
The OC Mart Mix
3313 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (949) 284-0596