DRGinLBC? Mitchrock? DougW8? UnholyGoalie? anyone else? let's chip in.
there have been a rising number of breweries collaborating with some others to brew up some "fine" beers. for instance, Stone Brewing has been big on this for a while, partnering with Ports Brewing among others, if you get the idea. the latest is Golden Road with Hangar 24 and their Valentin Saison which will be available, at least, only for the beer dinner tomorrow night at GRB (if interested, pony up $50 to get a spot).
flashback a few years ago, I sampled one of the Stone/Ports/etc products and came away unimpressed and at the same time confused at what I had been drinking and what I should think of how it was supposed to be like. really, I was almost never supportive of the idea of partnering up with others in the first place, so I had to force myself into it. what really is the point of the collaboration anyway? will the partnering breweries keep making the same products together?
I for one would rather that the beer be more consistent if I were to really enjoy it every now and then. ok, on the other hand, maybe I should have re-titled this thread as "once-in-a-lifetime limited-release beers and how I loathe them".
as most of you remember my beef with Stone not making their Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout more often, well yeah, that's when my actual bitterness started, fwiw.
[/$.02... think I'll need to crack open a good brew now and get over it]
Interesting. A guy I met at Ladyface was just talking about this. Unfortunately I can't spare the change right now.
I can still get Stone 12th...interested? How much do you love me?
In response to your OG post...I'm not really into the colab beers. I haven't really had one that made me say WOAH!
Only two I've went back to was the Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA and the Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter.
I liked some of the collaboration brews that Sierra Nevada did. Would love to sample this brew, but a midweek trip is tough. I have enough trouble finding time to head up to Eureka Burger or Back Abbey during the week, and they're both walking distance. But if you're going and want some to share, I'm more than willing to kick in some bucks.
I'm out. $$$ is tight. If I hit the mega, then we'll talk.
Add Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Life and Limb to my list. I liked that one.
as some of you mentioned it, I did not suggest that we all go to GRB or a similar event and cough up $50. the point being that these days it seems the breweries have been holding such rare beer events that make it difficult for us minions to attend. it's just not so fair, right? we aren't elite enough in their eyes? even those annual beer festivals can thin your wallets quickly.
the exception would be Blue Palms' gran re-opening this coming Sunday April 1. $40 per head and 10 taster tickets isn't such a bad bargain at all.
now I remember those beers, but are they still making those? what about the Sierra Nevada ones as Doug mentioned? I have not seen them in the stores lately. that's been my main gripe.
Originally Posted by DRGinLBC
No...they no longer make them.
Hangar 24 is awesome! Mix the Orange Wheat w/ the Alt Bier in a 50/50 ratio. Its called a Rotten Orange!