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Collabs Without Borders

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This year we are excited to announce 22 out-of-state (or country!) collaborations that will debut their new beers at Collab Fest. From Japan to New York to Texas, the brewing community’s camaraderie spirit knows no borders. Here’s a sneak peek at the out-of-state collabs to look forward to at the fest.

Any West Coast IPA fans out there? For those of you who raised your hand… you will want to get out your pen and paper and start that list of must-try beers at the fest. Trust us, this is already looking epic.

Stories are told by the brewer

Cannonball Creek Brewing & Grains of Wrath (WA)
Beer: Reap The Whirlwind – West Coast DIPA
Story behind the collab: As long time fans of one another’s beer, this is the first time Cannonball Creek and Grains of Wrath have collaborated. Both breweries are known for their love of hops and their execution of clean, hop forward styles. This West Coast IPA features hand selected Nectaron, Simcoe, Strata, and Mosaic hops.

Cohesion Brewing & Hop Butcher For The World (IL)
Beer: __other_option__  Cold IPA
Story behind the collab: Long time friends specializing in lager brews and ipa brews find space in the venn diagram to brew COLD IPA hopped with Kazbek, Simcoe & Centennial.

Danico Brewing & Square State Brewing (WY)
Beer: Cluck & Sizzle – Gose
Story behind the collab: 

Hello Brew, Streetside Brewery (OH) & Root Shoot Malting (sponsor)
Beer: Chit Chat – Chit Czech-Style Pilsner
Story behind the collab: The original idea was born out of conversations between Hello and Streetside back at the last collabfest. Then Root Shoot recently released Chit malt and a new pilsner malt to play with that we thought we be great to bring them onboard.

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery & Able Baker Brewing (NV)
Beer: Rice Lager with Cucumber & Aloe
Story behind the collab: A collaboration long overdue! We’ve been sharing beers back and forth with Able Baker for quite some time via our Sales Manager, Eric, and his passion for sun soaked Las Vegas cabana, and bottomless buckets of beers…..We’ve been blown away with Able Baker’s beers and what a better time to combine our love of good beer than at Collaboration Fest!

Launch Pad Brewery & Nine Spot Brewing (NY)
Beer style: West Coast Cream Ale
Story behind the collab: The brewers decided to make a spin on a traditional NY favorite with the fine folks at Nine Spot Brewing. Classic American cream ale with a big dose of West Coast style hop additions. Smooth, resin-y, with big aromatics.

Liquid Mechanics & Beachwood Brewing (CA)
Beer style: West Coast DIPA
Story behind the collab: Liquid Mechanics teamed up with Beachwood Brewing out of California to create a new IPA for their West Coast Cartel Series of West Coast IPA’s brewed in collaboration with the best IPA brewers in the country.

Los Dos Potrillos & Cervecería Citizen 33 (ID)
Beer: Bubbly Bits – Sour IPA with Gooseberry
Story behind the collab: John Able (Citizen 33) and Chris Gilmore (Los Dos Potrillos) became close friends working the canning line at Dry Dock Brewing back in the day. Able has long since relocated to Idaho and Chris has taken the reins at LDP. This collab has only taken them 9 years to pull off.

New Terrain Brewing & Vector Brewing (TX)
Beer style: Contemporary Maibock
Story behind the collab: An intriguing new American hop variety called Lorien and a modest Dry Hop addition of NZ Southern Cross Hop Kief bring in a contemporary citrus and pine character to a traditional German Spring sipper. Allowing the beer to lager on Cypress and Yellow Birch wood accentuates the malt character with notes of yellow cake, vanilla wafers, toffee, butterscotch, and honeyed croissant. Two breweries who love to let their imaginations wander coming together to build a truly unique take on an endeared classic.

Odd 13 Brewing & Streetside Brewery (OH)
Beer: Hazy IPA
Story behind the collab: For the second collaboration with Streetside we wanted to expand on the last. This time using a heavy dose of Elani hops to bring this Hazy IPA to life. 

Odell Five Points Brewhouse & Bright Eye Beer (NY)
Beer style: West Coast DIPA
Story behind the collab: Spent some time with Luke (owner of Bright Eye Beer Co.) at hop harvest a couple years ago when he was doing research before opening his brewery.  We’ve been wanting to brew a collab ever since so no better time than now.

Oskar Blues & Cigar City (FL)
Beer: Loose Jorts! West Coast Cold IPA
Story behind the collab: Oskar Blues and Cigar City are no strangers to cranking out hoppy beers so we decided to blend two modern styles into one heavily hopped IPA featuring some classic, new age, experimental and obscure hops that should push the hop sensory experience to the limit. 

Prost Brewing Company, Moor’s Brewing (IL) & Indie Hops (sponsor)
Beer style: Kolsch
Story behind the collab: Prost reached out to Moor’s about this collaboration because they were excited about the prospect of Moor’s beginning distribution in Colorado felt like this would be a great way to welcome Moor’s to Colorado and expose the market to a fresh new brand. Moor’s, a black-owned brewery based out of Chicago, creates German style biers with a twist and we couldn’t be happier to partner with them on a new approach to this timeless style.

Ska Brewing, Santa Fe Brewing (NM) & Hopsteiner (sponsor)
Beer: West Coast IPA
Story behind the collab: Always fun joining forces with another Southwest Brewery! We get to bond over all things beer in our beautiful little corner of the country! 

Storm Peak Brewing & Roadhouse Pub & Eatery (WY)
Beer: Andy’s Bellybutton Tricks – Hoppy Kolsch
Story behind the collab: After much pleading, Roy Farms and Latitude 46 were gracious enough to provide a healthy sample of a very early experimental hop variety “ADHA-823.” The beer is a showcase of this beautiful hop.

Strange Craft & Freetail Brewing (TX)
Beer: Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter
Story behind the collab: This is our 13th (wait! 14th?! It’s all a blur after Covid..) collab together. Two solar eclipses are crossing over San Antonio in 2023 & 2024 and Tim being the astronomy geek that he is wanted to see them both. So why not brew a beer in conjunction with these celestial events? The Baltic Porter was brewed in October during Tim’s visit for the Annular eclipse, aged in a Ranger Creek (SATX) whiskey barrel, and will be released in April 2024 for the Total eclipse. Sample a sneak peek at Collab Fest!

Telluride Brewing & La Cumbre (NM)
Beer style: West Coast DIPA
Story behind the collab: Their love of the Desert, Mountains, and West Coast Double IPA are what initially brought us together. We love going down to play in ABQ and the La Cumbre crew loves the San Juans!

The Elizabeth Brewing Co. & Open Barrel Brewing (WY)
Beer: Banana dulce de Hefe
Story behind the collab: We partnered up with an out of state brewery that we have been friends with for a couple of years. This is their first brew fest in Colorado!

Vail Brewing & Hakuba (Japan)
Beer style: Japanese Rice Lager with plum
Story behind the collab: Vail Brewing Head Brewer Garrettt Scahill went on a ski trip to Hakuba Valley, also known as the Japanese Alps, last January and was introduced to Hakuba Brewing Owner and Head Brewer Dan Cockburn. A mutual love of beer and skiing brought the duo together for a collaboration, called “Hanami Lager,” as March in Japan is the start of spring and it’s customary to sit under the Cherry Blossom (Sakura) and drink with friends (usually beer, sake, or plum wine).

Wiley Roots Brewing & Streetside Brewery (OH)
Beer: Imperial Pastry Stout
Story behind the collab: Kyle (Wiley Roots Co-Founder) and Garrett (Streetside Co-Founder) met when they were stationed next to each other at the More Brewing 5 Year Anniversary Festival back in July 2022. After striking up a conversation and meeting up at other industry events thereafter, a shared respect for each others’ approach to brewing (especially pastry stouts) was forged. Streetside and Wiley Roots share a common bond in that they are both family-owned and family-run breweries dedicated to making unique and interesting beers.