Get Your Morning Swerve On With Breakfast Beers

Since it's South Florida Beer Week, I've got beer in the loop. Among my fixations are coffee beers in which I've gone so far as to combine beer and coffee, which is a desperate and terrible idea.

The origin of my longing is Mikkeller Breakfast Geek, which is so beloved it's a coveted beer for swapping. Unfortunately it's tough to come by here, though Coffee District says they'll special order it on occasion. Still, it's so rare that when it's in "it's like Christmas," said an employee.

What else for a morning brew without resorting to the Guinness stand-by?

5. The beer: Twisted Pine Big Shot Espresso Stout
An award-winner since 2006, this chocolate, malty beer is brewed with espresso and logs in at a low 6%
Where to find it: Total Wine

4. The beer: Terrapin Wake and Bake
This local favorite is a chewy, viscous

Imperial oatmeal stout with a tongue-tingling burst of coffee beans

from Jittery Joe's in Atlanta.
Where to find it: Total Wine

3. The beer: Southern Tier Jahva Imperial Coffee Stout
Jamaican beans meet barley with this sweetish breakfast brew that logs in at a boozy 10%.
Where to find it: Total Wine

2. The beer:Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout Ale
This malty, roasted stout is brewed with California's super-amped Hardcore Coffee.
Where to find it: Total Wine

1. The beer: Kona Coffee Porter
This smooth, toasty, "exquisite" beer according to Riverside's Julian Siegel is brewed with 100% Hawaiian Kona coffee from The Big Island.
Where to find it: Riverside Market

And don't forget about beer week events.

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