For Dunkin' Donuts, it's a fine time to roll out its first beer collaboration.
The doughnut chain, which is known equally well for its coffee offerings, has partnered with Catawba Brewing Company to create Dunkin' Punkin' Brown Ale, a cold-brew, pumpkin flavored beer that uses Dunkin's flavoring ingredents.
This is the first time Dunkin' Donuts has collaborated with a brewery.
Catawba is serving it exclusively in its four North Carolina tasting rooms on National Coffee Day.
(That said, it's certainly possible the two could team up again if Dunkin' Punkin' proves to be a hit.) “Craft coffee is at the core of our business so we like to brew up something for National Coffee Day that really delights our customers," said Meaghan Duff, field marketing manager of Dunkin’ Donuts in North and South Carolina in a statement.