It is always fun when two breweries get together to make some magic in the form of a collaboration beer. This week at beer school we wanted to enjoy some fun collabs and, given the excellent lineup, I think we met that goal!
|Confectionary Creation: Chocolate Cookie Craving||Alliteration Ales|
|Black Widow||Original Sin|
|Amusement 2021||Block 15|
|Billionaire’s Hot Chocolate||Side Project|
|Vegan Cheddar||Other Half|
|Reign Or Shine||Cloudwater|
|Members Only||Turning Point|
|Crusher (Blend #1)||Side Project|
|Never Fall In Line||2nd Shift|
|Practise What You Preach||Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven|
|Achromatic Vibes (2022)||Shared|
|40th Anniversary Barleywine (TWCP)||2nd Shift|
|Climbing Stairs||Narrow Gauge|
|Heir To None||The Eighth State|
And the winner tonight was Billionaire’s Hot Chocolate from Side Project! In this collaboration with Omnipollo each brewery actually both made their own version of the beer, so this is the one Side Project released. A Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with All Natural Kosher Marshmallows, Mexican & Ugandan Vanilla Beans, and TCHO Ghana Cocoa Nibs, this beer was then aged for 29-42 months in Buffalo Trace, Willett Rye, Weller 12 year, and BLiS Maple Syrup Barrels before being bottled with the fun pink wax. Congrats on the win!
Next week we are going to be starting a three-week series all about the Standard Reference Method of assessing the color of beer so stay tuned to see how that series plays out!