Collaboration Fest 2015 Beer Update

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After sampling so many great beers at last year’s Collaboration Fest, I was a little sad that I wouldn’t be able to get a full pour any of them. I was grateful to have gotten to try them, but getting only a few ounces of something so amazing was a bit of a tease. So I am ecstatic that this year, many of the beers will be available in tap rooms, bars and/or restaurants after the festival! Check it out:

Beers featured at this year’s festival are:

4 Noses Brewing, Big Choice Brewing and Wonderland Brewing 
Beer Name: Bazinga!
Beer Description: This ménage a trois collaboration starts with a Belgian wit base recipe. After adding loads of lemongrass and rose hips to the mash and boil, each brewery used different yeasts to impart a distinctly different flavor. To top it all of, a modest dose of vanilla beans were added during conditioning to get the flavor explosion.
Available After Festival: Yes
Bootstrap Brewing and Walnut Brewery 
Beer Name: NutStrap Imperial Coffee Stout
Beer Description: Imperial Stout with Ozo coffee
Available After Festival: Yes. Available on tap at both breweries.
Comrade and Crooked Stave 
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Imperial Wit
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at the breweries and select bars and restaurants.
Comrade and Hogshead 
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: English IPA
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at the breweries and select bars and restaurants.
FATE Brewing Company and Lost Highway Brewing Company
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: German style pilsner with Barke Heirloom Barely and Polaris and Sorachi Ace hops.
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at FATE, Lost Highway and Cheeky Monk.
FATE Brewing Company and Yak & Yeti
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Belgian Style Cherry Dubbel
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at FATE and Yak & Yeti.
FATE Brewing Company and Cannonball Creek
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: German Style IPA
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at FATE and Cannonball Creek.
Eastside Nano Collaboration: FATE Brewing Company, BRU and Wild Woods
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Three different versions of a hoppy belgian golden strong ale, all brewed with the Wyeast 1388 yeast strain, Saaz and Styrian Goldings hops. Each beer is between 9-10 percent alcohol by volume and 40-50 IBUs.
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at all three breweries
Epic Brewing Company and Devils Backbone  
Beer Name: Midnight Mischief
Beer Description: This is a non-traditional American hopped black lager Schwarzbier. Available After Festival: Yes. Available in both Colorado and Virginia.
Fiction Beer Company, Chain Reaction Brewing and Cerebral Brewing
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Farmhouse ale with Cascara and plum fermented with Brett.
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at Fiction Beer Company.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland Aleworks, Verboten, Crow Hop, Big Beaver and Buckhorn 
Beer Name: Anything for Love
Beer Description: Belgian Quad
Available After Festival: No
Grist Brewing Company and No Label Brewing Company 
Beer Name: Skiing in Jeans
Beer Description: This is a traditional German bock using all German malt and hops with the addition of Colorado wildflower honey and Texas pecans. The nutty flavor and residual sweetness from the honey shine through on this perfect-for-spring beer.
Available After Festival: Yes – Available at Grist Brewing Company and select bars and restaurants.
Kannah Creek Brewing and The Bakers’ Brewery
Beer Name: The Prickly Peach
Beer Description: A Belgian strong ale fermented with Palisade peaches, prickly pear cactus and spiced with eucalyptus and Jamaica peppers (whole allspice).
Available After Festival: No
Mockery Brewing, River North Brewing, Our Mutual Friend Brewing, Zephyr Brewing, Beryls Beer Co., Brew ‘n Q Homebrew Shop
Beer Name: RyeNo Cluster Fuggle
Beer Description: 51 percent rye beer with roasted barley (roasted at Our Mutual Friend), Belgian house yeast from River North Brewing.
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at Mockery and Beryls Beer Co.
Mockery Brewing and Baere Brewing
Beer Name: Brevis and Butthead
Beer Description: Kettle Sour Pale Ale
Available After Festival: Yes. Available in both taprooms.
Odd13 and 12 Degree
Beer Name: 12/13/2014
Beer Description: Sour Belgian Strong Ale
Available After Festival: No
Powder Keg Brewing Company and Avery Brewing Company 
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Powder Keg and Avery will  be blending various vintages and styles from selected sour barrel projects at both breweries.
Available After Festival: Maybe. If any remains it will be available at Avery Sour Fest.
Renegade Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing Company
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Triple Saison
Available After Festival. Yes. Available at Renegade taproom.
River North Brewery and Red Leg Brewing Company 
Beer Name: West of Ardennes
Beer Description: Rye barrel fermented Belgian Imperial Brown
Available After Festival: No
Ska Brewing and Stone Brewing Collaboration
Beer Name: Mighty Mighty Bastogne
Beer Description: A Tripel Tripple brewed with Bagstonge Belgian Ale yeast.
Will Be Available After Festival: No
Ska Brewing, Wynkoop Brewing Company and Reel Big Fish
Beer Name: Reel Big Stout
Beer Description: Oak aged imperial stout
Available After Festival: Yes, at Wynkoop and Ska draft accounts in the Denver metro area.
Station 26 Brewing Co. and Call to Arms Brewing Company 
Beer Name: Schwarzbier
Beer Description: Schwarzbier is an easy drinking German black larger.
Available After Festival: Yes. Available on draft in the Station 26 taproom and on draft in select accounts in Denver and Boulder.
Station 26 Brewing Co. and Cigar City 
Beer Name: White IPA
Beer Description: White IPA brewed with wheat, oats and orange peel and hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Lemondrop, Mandarina Bavaria, and Summer.
Available After Festival: Yes. Available on draft in the Station 26 taproom and on draft in select accounts in Denver and Boulder.
Strange Craft Beer Company and Freetail Brewing Company
Beer Name: StrangeTail IV
Beer Description: Either a Belgian IPA or hoppy saison. Single malt with four hops (German Magnum, Hersbrucker, Triskel and New Zealand Waimea).
Available After Festival: Yes. At Strange tasting room and limited draft accounts.
Summit County Collaboration: Backcountry, Breckenridge, The Bakers’, Dillon DAM, Broken Compass and Pug Ryan’s Breweries 
Beer Name: Summit Safety Meeting Barleywine
Beer Description: A full strength barleywine with flaked rye and Mosaic hops balancing out the caramel malts and fresh figs and dates sweetness.
Available After Festival: Yes. Some of the beer is being barrel aged in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels for later consumption.
The Very Nice Brewing Company and Twisted Pine 
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Midnight Wheat, Cherry, Sage, Saison
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at The Very Nice Brewing Company.
The Very Nice Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Chickory Black IPA
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at The Very Nice Brewing Company.
Twisted Pine and Blind Tiger
Beer Name: Twisted Tiger
Beer Description: Weizenbock
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at the Twisted Pine ale house and other select Colorado craft beer establishments.
Verboten Brewing and New Belgium Brewing
Beer Name: Top Bunk-Bottom Bunk
Beer Description: Collaboration in a glass: Black and Tan, Peppermint Stout called Top Bunk and a Chocolate Brown named Bottom Bunk. Stout will float on brown.
Available After Festival: Yes. Available in both tap rooms and other Northern Colorado bars.
Wynkoop and Tivoli
Beer Name: Double OG aka D.O.O.G
Beer Description: Imperial Malt Liquor
Available After Festival: Yes. Available at Wynkoop Brewing Company and other Denver accounts.
Zwei Bruder and Tivoli
Beer Name: Pass the Buck
Beer Description: Resurrected the original Sigi’s beer recipe.
Available After Festival. Yes. Tune into 99.5 The Mountain to find out where this beer will be available.
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