Topic Archives: Collaborations

Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

Creature Comforts releases ‘Goodie Pils’ collaboration with Highland Park

Creature Comforts Goodie Pils

Creature Comforts Goodie Pils debuts in the brewery’s taproom today at 3 p.m.

A few months ago, Creature Comforts brewed Goodie Pils at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, California. So as not to leave their home state of Georgia out of the tasty loop, a batch was brewed in Athens.

16-ounce cans of Creature Comforts Goodie Pils will be available to-go at the brewery.

Style: Pilsner
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
Debut: 8/3/18

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Posted in Creature Comforts, Firestone Walker Brewing, Headlines, New Releases

Firestone Walker teams up with Creature Comforts, creates ‘Mother’s Milk’

Firestone Walker Mother's Milk

Firestone Walker debuts a new collaboration this weekend with Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts in Paso Robles, California.

Every beer collaboration is born out of friendship and mutual respect for one another’s brewing passions. In this case, the fermented love spans 2,000 miles. Introducing Firestone Walker / Creature Comforts Mother’s Milk.

The base beer is a milk stout that has been aging for nearly a year in rye whiskey barrels – a very intentional move. According to Eric Ponce, Firestone Walker’s barrel program manager, the sweetness of bourbon barrels would have been too cloying. “We designed the base beer with the intent of aging it in rye whiskey barrels—we thought it would be the perfect marriage. The dash of salt just makes everything pop on the palate,” he explains in a recent press release.

Mother’s Milk will be available to all attendees of this weekend’s Firestone Walker Invitational. 12-ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on June 2nd.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Sea Salt. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)
Hops:
Malts: Two-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Franco-Belges Kiln Coffee, Crystal 45, Oats

Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release
Debut: 6/2/18

11.6% ABV

Image: Firestone Walker

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night collaborates with Finback Brewery, creates ‘Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA’

Monday Night Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA

Monday Night Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA, a new collaboration with New York-based Finback Brewery, has debuted.

Part of the brewery’s new India pale ale focused “Hop Hut”, this collaboration is dubbed a “multigrain IPA”. No other details about the beer have been provided.

Monday Night Suuuper Cereal Multigrain IPA is available in 12-ounce cans at the brewery’s original Westside Atlanta location.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only release.
Debut: 5/20/18

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Image: Monday Night Brewing

Posted in Coming Soon, Elysian Brewing, Headlines

Elysian teams up with epic glam rockers Def Leppard

Elysian Def Leppard Pale Ale

Elysian Brewing and legendary band Def Leppard have a new musically inspired beer. Def Leppard Pale Ale debuts this summer.

The band is touring with another epic band Journey this summer, starting with Hartford, Connecticut on May 21st. Seattle, Washington is no stranger to music (or beer for that matter). In honor of Def Leppard’s Sheffield, England origin, the duo created an English-style pale ale brewed with English malts, and American-grown Pacific Northwest hops.

Def Leppard Pale is what happens when a mega British rock band collides with an American craft brewery. Both fanatics of their craft, Def Leppard and Elysian are excited to blend their worlds together, music and beer.

16-ounce cans of Elysian Def Leppard Pale Ale will be available in select tour cities starting on the band’s second stop on May 23rd in Albany, New York. The can design is a tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Def Leppard’s Hysteria album, known for epic songs like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Love Bites”.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Magnum
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Carahell, Acidulated

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
Debut: 5/23/18

6% ABV, 27 IBUs

Posted in Against the Grain, Headlines, Jack's Abby Brewing

Challenging the hoppy haze craze, the “clear IPA” is officially here

Against the Grain Any IPA

“The haze craze” has taken the beer industry by storm. The turbid, cloudy, New England IPA, powered by social media, is now being brewed coast to coast and even abroad. The Brewers Association has even added the hazy IPA as an official style.

Over the winter, Massachusetts based Jack’s Abby crossed paths with Against The Grain Brewery from Kentucky. Like damn near everyone else in the beer industry right now, the hazy IPA/New England IPA came up in conversation.

It started as a joke, and now it’s very real. Meet the “clear IPA”.

RED BRICK BREWING CREATES A “MYRTLE BEACH IPA”

Against The Grain teamed up with Springdale Beer, the experimental wing of Jack’s Abby, to create the antithesis of the hazy IPA trend – an IPA that pours nearly as clear as water. No murky glasses of beer that resemble orange juice found here. Why not, right? After all, Crystal Pepsi is a real thing.

How the brewing teams did it is still a secret. However, the result (pardon the pun) is clear. The opposite of the hazy IPA now exists in the world, and it’s called Any IPA.

Incidentally, Any IPA is the first canned collaboration for Springdale. The clear IPA is on tap now at both Against the Grain and Springdale breweries, as well as their distribution areas.

Image: Springdale Beer

Posted in Headlines, Highland Brewing

Highland Brewing teams up with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Highland Half Yuszch Pilsner

Highland Half Yuszch Pilsner debuts this month, a collaboration with the band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

S.O.B. (Son of Bitch) is the song that brought Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to national fame, selling out shows wherever they travel. This year, the band is currently touring and promoting their newest album, Tearing at the Seams with the hit single “You Worry Me”.

A few years ago, Highland Brewing teamed up with AC Entertainment and Orange Peel Events in order to bring larger music acts to play at the brewery. That move has brought Nathaniel Rateliff to play at the Asheville, North Carolina brewery this month. Highland approached the beer-loving Night Sweats about collaborating on their own craft beer, and the band was more than happy mash in.

Highland Half Yüszch is a Czech-style pilsner, named in honor of the band’s yüszch (meaning usual) tradition of downing a beer and a shot (presumably pre or post-performance). The pilsner is brewed with traditional Saaz hops and Asheville’s soft mountain water. The brewery says the result is “crisp and crushable”.

Half Yüszch will be available at the brewery on May 10th, as well as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats soldout show at the brewery on May 11th. $1 from each beer sold will support The Marigold Project, a foundation established by Nathaniel Rateliff to address issues of economic and social justice.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Saaz
Malts: Weyerman Pilsner

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Distribution: Brewery Only

Debut: Early May 2018

4.5% ABV

Posted in Burial Beer Co, Seasonal Return

Burial Own Benefactor returns this weekend, a collab with Carton Brewing

Burial Own Benefactor

This weekend Burial Own Benefactor, a collaboration with New Jersey’s Carton Brewing, returns this weekend.

This release is an interesting blend of each of the brewery’s favorite house beers, merged into India pale ale form. Own Benefactor is brewed with 9 different hops and fermented with a Kolsch yeast. Weird? Yes. Worth it? If it’s anything like the last release – yes.

Burial Own Benefactor will be available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery in Asheville. Potential distribution to follow.

Style: IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 8/26/17
Latest Return: 3/24/18

6.4% ABV, 50 IBUs