It’s been pointed out quite a bit over the past few years that collaborative brews is a definite trend in the craft beer industry.
For some collaborative brewing is an opportunity to rub elbows with colleagues in the scene and to pick each others’ brains or to develop a new and interesting one-off style. For others, it is an excuse to travel and breathe in the craft culture of a different beer environment, sometimes in a new state, country, or continent. Some collaborations happen within a local scene, we’ve seen this a lot in Portland, where friends within the industry delve into teaming up with respected contemporaries to devise and execute new styles. Some collaborative brews are so well-received that a mainstay or seasonal beer is the result. We’ve seen this in Stone-Dogfish Head-Victory’s Saison du Buff which is now a perennial hit to craft beer lovers nationally. Both Stone and Dogfish Head are well known for their slew of collaborative beers over the last decade. Locally in Portland, Upright and Burnside Brewing’s Oyster Stout collab has become a popular semi-regular release for both brewhouses.
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This post was written by Angelo on January 14, 2013