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New Starbucks Drink Combines Coffee And…Beer!

Move over PSL…there’s something with a little more kick!

The Espresso Cloud IPA has joined Starbucks Evenings menus nationwide as the chain’s first technical cocktail. It riffs on a shakerato (the classic Italian drink where espresso gets shaken till frothy) by borrowing the foam, which is laced with orange and vanilla, to create the head of the beer. The sweetened, citrus-y espresso is then served alongside, in a shot glass, although Starbucks suggests dumping it on top of the IPA, boilermaker style, to presumably create the “espresso cloud” contained in the name.

About AJ

Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 5 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 7 years Nicole, had their first baby (Max...he is now 2) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air, at a sporting event supporting one of our local teams (ESPECIALLY the Sounders and Seahawks) or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world-class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep! I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people."