It’s no secret that Dogfish Head & Sierra Nevada are brewing up another batch of Life & Limb in 2011. The collaboration between the 2 breweries was created in May, 2009 and released in November of that year. About L&L:
Life & Limb is a collaborative effort, the brainchild of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Life & Limb is a 10% ABV strong, dark beer that defies style characteristics- brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts and estate barley grown on the Grossman “farm” at the brewery in Chico, CA. The beer is alive with yeast-a blend of both breweries’ house strains-bottle conditioned for added complexity and shelf life, and naturally carbonated with birch syrup fresh from Alaska.
Life & Limb is dedicated to the family of beer drinkers and enthusiasts worldwide who continue to support the little guys, iconoclasts, entrepreneurs, and pioneers who risk life and limb to shape the vibrant craft-brewing community.
Style: American Strong Ale
Hops: Bravo (Bittering), Perle & Sterling (Finishing)
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Chocolate, Carafa
Yeast: Blend of yeasts from both breweries
Maple & Birch syrups
The 2011 edition might see a little different bottle size – 750ml. (Last release was 24oz.) L&L 2 will be distributed through Sierra Nevada’s channels.
Arrival: Late Fall, 2011