Dream Beer Collaborations
The trend continues in 2010 leading off with more brewing collaborations from Stone Brewing Company, and Sierra Nevada. If you are like me, you have probably tried your hand at fantasy football or dreamt up an All-star roster of your favorite sport at least once in your life.
Here are a few collaborations that I’d love to see, please share with us some of your dream beer collaborations. Think up collaborators, a catchy name, and the style they should brew together.
For me, the key to a kick ass collaboration is obviously, brewers that already kick ass on their own, a great gimmick that captures the spirits of their region, region’s culture, or brewery, and a bold style of beer. I’d be so disappointed if the collaboration beer was a boring, uninspired Amber or English Pale Ale.
Allagash Brewing and Cigar City Brewing – ‘Coast to Coast’
Style – Belgian-style Imperial Stout aged first in an Allagash Barrel, then aged on Cigar City wood
Southern Tier and Great Divide – ‘Iconic Black Imperial Ale‘
Style – Black IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Brewing and Terrapin Beer Co. – ‘The Tortoise and the Frog’
Style – Barleywine
New Glarus, The Bruery and Upland Brewing – ‘The Fruit Series’ <Insert Fruit with English Name>
Style – Fruit Lambic
SweetWater and Lagunitas – ‘The Dankest of All’
Style – Double IPA
January 28, 2010 @ 10:58 pm
Alaskan Brewing and Russian River
Extra Pale Ale
January 27, 2010 @ 12:21 pm
Rogue (OR), Deschutes (OR) & Stone (CA) – “Here’s To You Brother”
Imperial Mocha Stout