The recipe is based on the 16th Anniversary Ale from SweetWater, a red wheat wine ale and Breckenridge’s new spring seasonal Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale. If you weren’t aware, SweetWater founder Freddy Bensch came from Colorado to Georgia to start the brewery. He has been friends with Breckenridge founder J. Todd Usry for years.
“I really enjoyed our 16th Anniversary Red Wheat Wine Ale and I think this brew is going to pair well with the Mosaic hops and malted Buckwheat, two ingredients we’ve never worked with before,” said SweetWater Head Brewer Nick Nock. “I’m looking forward to getting back up there to get my hands, and lips, on it!”
You will know this beer “O’ Tay”, limited to draft only in Colorado, with special tappings during the Craft Brewer’s Conference.
Style: Wheat Ale
Availability: Draft Only. Limited to Colorado
If you go:
Wednesday, April 9, the Ale House at Amato’s will be tapping the collaborative brew and hosting a full tap takeover featuring Breckenridge Brewery and SweetWater Brewery beers. The night will also honor the late Curtis McArthur of SweetWater Brewery with a toast at 4:20 p.m. Brewer friends of McArthur, Upslope Brewing Company and Crooked Stave, will be in attendance with a few of their beers to pour as well.
Thursday, April 10, the two breweries will embark on a crawl to seven Denver bars including: Scruffy, Murphy’s, The Lobby, Star Bar, Lucky Pie, Blake St. Vault, Pour House, and Strata Bar at the Hyatt Regency.
Each account will carry the collaboration beer and an additional unique beer from each brewery. Follow @BreckBrew and @SweetWaterBrew on Twitter and Instagram to locate the crew and join the crawl yourself.