Topic Archives: Collaborations

Posted in Coming Soon, Pontoon Brewing

Maple syrup vanilla bean milkshake: Pontoon Beer Chugs in Harmony

Pontoon Beer Chugs in a Cans

Pontoon Beer Chugs in Harmony will be available at the brewery on Friday – a collaboration with Digi-Dude Nate from Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 FM.

This imperial milkshake IPA is brewed with blueberries, maple syrup from Ohio, and Madagascar vanilla beans.

This Friday, the brewery will host a “water” pong (beer pong) competition with Digi-Dude Nate starting at 6 pm. (Tickets).

Beer sales start at 3 pm.

Style: Imperial Milkshake IPA (w/ Blueberries. Maple Syrup. Vanilla Beans. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/17/19

8.1% ABV, 10 IBUs

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Bitburger Brewery, Brauhaus Mittenberger, Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada chooses Bitburger Brewery for Oktoberfest 2019 collab

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019

In 2015, Sierra Nevada released an Oktoberfest ahead of the fall season. Instead of simply brewing the beer in the German tradition (releasing it for their on-site fest parties), Sierra Nevada took it a step further. They began collaborating with some of the best German breweries in the world.

The first edition was quite a masterpiece- combining Sierra Nevada’s hardcore brewing quality with Brauhaus Riegele’s 600+ years of brewing experience. A different kind of festbier and you could certainly taste it.

Since then, Sierra Nevada collaborated Mahrs Brau, Brauhaus Mittenberger, and most recently – the oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephaner.

For the 2019 release, Sierra Nevada has selected Bitburger Brewery. Based in Bitburg, Germany, Bitburger lays claim to one of the top breweries in sales volume in their home country. Founded in 1817 by Johann Wallenborn, the brewery’s pilsner sells over 1 million U.S. barrels annually.

This year’s Oktoberfest edition is brewed with Bitburger’s Siegelhopfen (meaning “sealed hops”)—a classified hop blend that has never been shared outside the German brewery walls, according to Sierra Nevada. Additionally, Bitburger offered their signature house yeast, also never shared outside of their own brewing operations.

“We are thrilled to be brewing together with our friends from the iconic Sierra Nevada Brewery. Not only are we united by our passion for exceptional beer and truly unique hop flavors, we also share a long history of transatlantic exchange, leading to this exciting collaboration.” – Jan Niewodniczanski, Managing Director of Bitburger

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019 will be available just once in 12-ounce bottles and draft starting in late July 2019.

Style: Oktoberfest
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-Time Release.
Debut: Late July 2019

6% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Harpoon Brewing

Harpoon and Dunkin’ team up on a summer coffee pale ale

Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale

Harpoon Dunk Summer Coffee Pale Ale debuts this month, the second collaboration with Dunkin’ Donuts.

In fall of 2018, the duo debuted Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. According to the brewery, the beer was a big success among both Harpoon and Dunkin’ fans. As the weather gets warmer, pale ales become even more popular. The coffee summer pale ale is born.

“We ended last year’s baseball season with the intro of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, and we’re excited to begin this season with the release of our Summer Coffee Pale Ale. Most importantly, it’s a delicious beer – hoppy and vibrant with a nice coffee character. We’re thrilled to partner with an icon like Dunkin’ again.” – Dan Kenary, Co-Founder & CEO

Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale is available starting this month, in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Coffee.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: April 2019

5% ABV

Image: Harpoon Brewery

Posted in New Beers, Terrapin Beer Company
Posted in New Releases, The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump, a Mikerphone Brewing collab hits Cali

The Bruery Icky Thump

It started in Chicago, and now California has their shot at a taste. The Bruery Icky Thump, a collaboration with Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing debuts in the Sunshine State.

“A massive imperial stout” pretty much sums up this release, which was initially brewed with California-based Portola Coffee Chicago. Incidentally, for the Cali release, The Bruery used Chicago coffee, from Tugboat Coffee.

Our version of Icky is a silky, creamy, coffee bomb of a beer… – The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump is available in 16-ounce cans and draft starting March 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/20/19

11% ABV

Image: The Bruery

Posted in Genesee Brewing Company, Headlines, Other Half Brewing

Genesee Cream Ale, meet Other Half Brewing

Genesee Dream Ale

Cream Ale is a uniquely American style. Sure, the American IPA might be the envy of the world’s brewing community, but it didn’t start in the United States. Let’s talk about one of the most well-known – Genesee Cream Ale.  First introduced in 1960, “Genny Cream” might be the most recognizable for the style out there.

Here’s something you didn’t expect. A dry-hopped edition the decades-old cream ale, a collaboration with New York’s Other Half Brewing.

Other Half’s fame was born in New York City. As far as we know, the lines for Other Half beers are pretty much a standard, 24 hours a day. The brewery is in the process of opening a new 20-line taproom in Rochester, New York and ahead of they have teamed up with Genesee Brewery.

Cream Ale now has a sibling, Dream Ale. Using the classic Genesee Cream Ale recipe, the brewing teams added oats and dry-hopped it with a “massive dose” of Citra hops.

We are huge fans of the all-time NY classic Cream Ale and couldn’t imagine a better way to pay respect to the historic brewing traditions of Rochester while putting an OH twist on an all-time favorite recipe. – Other Half Brewing

Genesee Dream Ale will be available in 16-ounce cans at the Genesee Brewery on Friday, March 22nd starting at 11 am.

Style: Cream Ale
Hops: Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited (170 Cases)
Debut: 3/22/19

4.6% ABV

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, Headlines

DuClaw releases donut inspired “Unicorn Farts” glitter beer this weekend

DuClaw Sour Me Unicorn Farts

When Beer Street Journal started 11 years ago, big, bitter imperial India pale ales and adjunct-free barrel-aged imperial stouts were all the rage. It’s 2019 we are a long way from there. A LONG way.

Growing up my sister had a Trapper Keeper with sparkly unicorns on it. She loved it so much she would hide it under her bed at night until she went to school the next day. Today, I’m reminded of that beloved binder, not because I’m reminiscing. Nope. It’s because I’m writing about a freaking beer. Two things I never thought would go together. Take second and meet Duclaw Sour Me Unicorn Farts.

The inspiration for this release comes from nearby, self-described  “Local as fu#k” Diablo Doughnuts, who makes a pastry called the “Unicorn Fart”. It’s a white frosted donut topped with Fruity Pebbles cereal, plus more frosting. Why the fu#k not?

So how do you make a beer inspired by this colorful plate of high blood sugar? Fruit and glitter. Handfuls and handfuls of edible glitter.

Somewhere the ridiculously creative American brewing landscape, a craft brewer found a way to combine beer and glitter. The result looks something like those squishy balls that kids get out grocery store vending machines. You don’t have to understand it. You just have to know it happened. When making a beer called “Unicorn Farts” it better damn well have glitter in it. Period.

I’m making a pretty safe assumption here. The donut that inspires this pretty freaking sweet and sugary. Knowing this, DuClaw Brewing made this beer sour to offset the circular blast of sugar. In the end, Sour Me Unicorn Farts is a tart beer, with glitter and Fruity Pebble-like fruit additions. The first beer fart we’ve ever actually wanted is here.

The first cans of DuClaw Sour Me Unicorn Farts will be available on Saturday, March 16th at the brewery in Baltimore. A portion of proceeds from the launch event for this beer will benefit The Pride Center of Maryland.

Expect distribution of this Trapper Keeper beer to start in April.

Style: Sour Ale (w/ Fruit. Edible Glitter.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/16/19

?? ABV

Image: DuClaw Brewing