Two breweries from Clackamas county come together on a new collaboration beer just in time for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Coin Toss Brewing and Vanguard Brewing partnered on an end of summer collaboration beer called Pink Paradise that’ll be released on Friday, September 4th at both breweries’ taprooms.
Pink Paradise is a gose-style ale that features a combination of wheat and pilsner malts, a hint of Himalayan pink salt, notes of coriander, and pink guava juice. Tartness from a patient kettle sour is notable and balanced with subtle noble hops. Pink Paradise finishes at 4.9% ABV and a perfect summer quencher.
Coin Toss founder Tim Hohl and head brewer Chip Conlon teamed up with Vanguard head brewer Don Anderson and assistant brewer William Koutoulas for the collaboration. The crew took all the necessary precautions for brewing together during a pandemic, wearing face masks and using lots of hand sanitizer.
“We have talked with our Vanguard friends for what seems like forever about doing a collaboration, and we are super excited that we finally managed to get together and make it happen,” said Hohl, in a statement.
“We are stoked to bring two Clackamas county breweries together to showcase what’s happening in craft beer south of Portland,” said Anderson, in a statement.
Find Pink Paradise beginning on Friday at Coin Toss Brewing located at 14214 Fir Street in Oregon City, and Vanguard Brewing located at 27501 SW 95th Avenue, #945, in Wilsonville.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.