Fred Karm, founder of Hoppin’ Frog in Akron, Ohio, spent time brewing in Europe. His trip yielded a few cross the pond collaborations, including Frog’s Hop From Amager, U.S. Meets Europe S.I.P.A., and Natasha Rocks America. This imperial wheat ale was brewed at Amager Bryghus in Denmark. Imported into the U.S. by Shelton Brothers.
One day in May 2012, Amager Bryghus had a visit from one of America’s most charismatic brewers: Fred Korn from the brewery Hoppin ‘Frog in Akron, Ohio. Fred was on tour in Europe and came by to guest brew with us. The result of this pleasant and rewarding day of great American company, is the bottle you hold. “Frog Hops To Amager is a somewhat rare type, namely an Imperial Wheat Stout brewed with eight different malts, two of which are wheat And then it would not do for us if it was not hopped strongly so we have given the beer a solid game of Tomahawk and Chinook. You will find an intense and aromatic hopping beer, which is perhaps a little softer and not so heavy as other Imperial Stouty Hope you can enjoy the results of this transatlantic cooperation!
Style: Imperial Wheat Ale
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL) are headed to Denmark next month to collaborate with Amager Bryghus. If you look at Amager’s lineup, you can be sure that the result will be a pretty dark beer.
In honor of this meet up, the brewery will be tapping PapsÃ¸’s Passion Fruit Porter. 6% ABV beer brewed passion fruit as a nod to Henrik Papso. Henrik is the “inside” guy at the brewery that obtains certain special ingredients over there. A bit like Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption.
Cigar City has been pretty busy with collaborations too. Recent ones include:
Frog Hops From Amager is the third in a series of European collaborations with Fred Karm of Hoppin’ Frog Brewery (Akron, OH). While travelling abroad, Karm brewed with (De Molen, FanÃ¸ and now Amager.) The previous two offerings have been released at the brewery already.
From the heart of Denmark’s craft beer scene, Amager Brewery in Copenhagen Denmark was the host of a well-planned collaboration brew with Hoppin’Frog we call Frog Hops To Amager. This is a special Chocolate Wheat Imperial Stout designed to satisfy all the senses, with a perfect mix of the best American hopsand European malts. Coming back home and brewing this beer at Hoppin’ Frog, the name naturally becomes Frog Hops From Amager. With the special German chocolate wheat malt and mix of 3 caramel malts, together they create a roast and smooth Chocolate Wheat Imperial Stout with a great American style hop character.
Style: Stout (Wheat based, w/ Chocolate Malt)
Availability: 22 oz bombers
Evil Twin Brewing’s Russian Roulette is a collaborative beer between ET & Swedish brewery Omnipollo. This particular collaboration isn’t focused on one style of beer. The two breweries created a light & dark version of Roulette. Each beer was package with the same label. You don’t know which beer you bought until you crack the bottle. Beer roulette as it were. As Evil Twin says about this collaborative project: “Bust a cap and face your destiny.” Both versions of this beer were brewed at Amager Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Availability: 16.9 oz bottles.