Dunkin’ Donuts is brewing more than just coffee these days.

The Canton-based company teamed up with Wormtown Brewery this month to launch “DDark Roasted Brew,” the first beer ever made with Dunkin’s dark roast beans.

The limited-edition stout-style beer will be released at Wormtown Brewery’s Worcester tap room at 11:28 a.m. Dec. 21, which happens to be the precise time that the winter solstice — the day with the shortest amount of sunlight (sorry, Billy Baker) — begins, the coffee chain said in a statement.

So what does it taste like, exactly? Well, it’s no large iced coffee with extra cream and extra, extra sugar, that’s for certain. And there’s no hint of Vanilla Nut Taps, unfortunately.


The company explains: “This decadent stout-style beer features full-roasted coffee flavor reminiscent of freshly-ground beans with a creamy mouthfeel.”

Dunkin’ first teased customers about a possible beer collaboration late last week, when it tweeted a picture of a beer flight with a Dunkin’ Donuts cup in the image.

“Beantown, our next batch will let you hop on a flight without stepping foot in Logan,” the cryptic tweet read. “Stay tuned for details on what’s coming your way for the darkest day of the year.”

Dunkin’ Donuts has been doing a lot in the way of experimenting these days. In November, the company began testing out a new moniker, one that dropped the word “Donuts” from its logo at one of its Boston locations. The move was to remind coffee fanatics that it’s a “beverage-led brand and coffee leader.”

Scott Drake, head brewer at Wormtown Brewery, said he’s confident the coffee beer coming through the taps will become a “New England favorite.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts on our latest beer,” he said in a statement.


The public is invited to be there when the two companies tap the first keg of the new brew on Thursday. While there, they can pair some Dunkin’ donuts with the frothy drink. Cheers to packing on the pounds early this holiday season.

Steve Annear can be reached at steve.annear@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear.