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]