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Colorado Super Collab Planned For American Craft Beer Week

The 2nd Colorado mega collaboration is in the works once again for American Craft Beer Week 2012.  Nine Fort Collins brewers will come together in April to brew up a new Colorado focused brew.  Last year, the 9 breweries created “Collusion Ale.

C.B. & Potts, CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, Crooked Stave, Equinox Brewing Co., Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co. and Pateros Creek will meet at Fort Collins Brewery to create a new beer using as many local Colorado ingredients as possible.

Colin Westcott, owner of Equinox Brewing:

A rough sketch of the recipe includes honey from Wellington, Colorado-grown hops, locally grown unmalted spelt and some snow from the high country.

Availability: Draft Only
Arrival: Week of May 14th, 2012
Where?  Each of the 9 Colorado breweries

Update 4/9/12: Press Release

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Funkwerks Aurora Hitting Shelves, Only 1008 bottles

Funkwerks (Ft. Collins, CO) has been dribbling out their most recent release Aurora to stores.  It made it’s tap room debut on January 12th.   Aurora is a single hop golden ale.

The single-hopped Belgian golden ale features Styrian Aurora hops.  The hops, along with a blend of yeasts yield a beer with a massively fruity aroma.  Notes of citrus fruits, peaches and pears, along with subtle hints of spice, lead to soft, malt sweetness with a dry finish. 

Interestingly, the label mentions a 3 month cellar limit.  1008 bottles produced.

Availability: 750ml bottles

7.5% ABV

 

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Fort Collins Super Collaboration 2011

American Craft Beer Week is May 16-22nd, 2011.  Special events are going on from coast to coast.  Something interesting coming out of Ft. Collins, Colorado – a collaboration.  Nine breweries local to the Ft. Collins area are coming together to create a “super” collaboration in honor of the week.

C.B. Potts, Coopersmith’s, Crooked Stave, Equinox, Fort Collins Brewing, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Odell Brewing, Pateros Creek are involved with the recipe creation.

“American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is all about recognizing and celebrating craft brewers and craft beer culture,” said Doug Odell, founder of Odell Brewing Company. “This collaboration lets us do that and have fun making something special for the craft beer drinkers in our hometown community.”

There will be 2 simultaneous brews on April 22nd at Coopersmith & Equinox.  The beers will be blended together, and be poured at the breweries and throughout the city.

Full Press Release

Fort Collins Craft Brewers Unite
Local Breweries Collaborate for American Craft Beer Week

Fort Collins, CO — On April 22, 2011, the craft brewers of Fort Collins will join forces to brew a collaboration beer for the mother of all beer weeks. Nine local breweries (C.B. & Potts, Coopersmith’s, Crooked Stave, Equinox, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Odell Brewing, and Pateros Creek) will work together to craft the unique brew in honor of American Craft Beer Week.

“American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is all about recognizing and celebrating craft brewers and craft beer culture,” said Doug Odell, founder of Odell Brewing Company. “This collaboration lets us do that and have fun making something special for the craft beer drinkers in our hometown community.”

Brewers from each local brewery worked together to create the beer recipe and will participate in two simultaneous brews at Coopersmith’s and Equinox on Friday, April 22nd.  The finished blend will be poured at each brewery’s location, throughout the city, during American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22, 2011).

For more information on American Craft Beer Week, please visit www.craftbeer.com.