Some of Minnesota’s favorite craft breweries are ready to announce their collaboration beers for the first ever ‘In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft‘ on August 3rd, 2014.
There is something special about the craft beer ‘industry.’ Craft breweries seems to foster a different kind of competition. Seemingly less frequent in craft beer are cutthroat rivalries and undermining tactics. Perhaps a result of a ‘rising tide floats all boats’ mentality, or maybe just a signature of its relative youth as an industry, craft breweries tend towards cooperation more often than contention.
I mean, what’s not to love about an industry so willing–nay, excited–to work intimately with their direct competition to create innovative new products, casually sharing trade secrets (and pints) along the way?
This is what In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft is all about—bringing together eight Minnesota breweries and brewpubs to create four never before tasted, collaborative craft brews. On August 3rd at Red Stage Supper Club’s annual block party, Bent Paddle and Fitger’s Brewhouse, Summit and Bang Brewing, Fulton and Dangerous Man, and Schell’s and Sociable Cider Werks, will tap these collaboration brews for the first time, and possibly, only time. The event is free to the public and will also feature live music from Sonny Knight & the Lakers, Frankie Lee, Alpha Consumer, and more. If supplies last, the collaboration beers will be available at Red Stag Supperclub and other Kim Bartmann’s establishments.
So, without further ado, the collaborations of In Cahoots!
Brewery Team: Fulton & Dangerous Man
The Beer: The 13th Task
The Deets: A dry-hopped golden ale brewed with Medusa, Mosaic, and Herkules hops.
Brewery Team: Bang & Summit
The Beer: Mark
The Deets: A remake of Mark’s original Sparkling Ale recipe from 1991 with modifications to fit Bang’s all-organic process
Brewery Team: Schell’s & Sociable
The Beer: Burnout Smoked Apple
The Deets: Blend of Honeycrisp and Haralson Apples gets a nice kick in the pants by a brewed bittering component that is intensely smokey and smooth
Brewery Team: Fitger’s & Bent Paddle
The Beer: Red Smoke Rye
The Deets: Red Smoke Rye is a double smoked red ale that ties in with the smoke theme of their selected charity, the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department.