Dunkin' Donuts is brewing more than coffee for the shortest and darkest day of the year.
The Canton, Massachusetts-based coffee and doughnut chain said Monday it has teamed up with Wormtown Brewery to launch DDark Roasted Brew. The beer's release is being timed to coincide exactly with the winter solstice at 11:28 a.m. Thursday.
The curious will be able to taste it on draft at Wormtown's tap room at 72 Shrewsbury St. in Worcester. Guests will even be able to sample donut and beer pairings.
Dunkin' Donuts says the stout-style suds feature "full-roasted coffee flavor reminiscent of freshly ground beans with a creamy mouthfeel."
The two businesses say they'll mark the launch by donating $11,500 to the Worcester Food Bank.
"We couldn't be more excited to partner with Dunkin' Donuts on our latest beer," said Scott Drake, head brewer at Wormtown Brewery. "We're confident this beer is going to be an instant favorite for New Englanders this holiday season, and the fact that we're able to give back to Worcester-area families through this partnership just makes it that much better."