More Collaboration Releases…
…Make for an Extra Special Beer Week
Beyond the ten official SFBW collaboration releases, a host of brewers have bonded over the boiling kettle in the name of camaraderie and creativity. Here are the ones we know about:
Alameda Island Brewing Co.
Pedal to the People *** Collaboration with Bicycle Coffee
Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout Porter
One off, Limited / Rare | Barrel aged – 13% ABV | 20 IBUs
Dark brown-black in color. Coffee and chocolate aroma with complex notes of vanilla, oak, berries and dried fruit with a toffee like finish.
Alpha Acid Brewing Co.
No IBU’s given *** Collaboration with Track 7 Brewing Co.
First-time release, One off, Limited / Rare | Dry hopped – 6.8% ABV | 0 IBUs
Zero IBU North East inspired IPA brewed in collaboration with Track 7 Brewing Company.
Altamont Beer Works
Lupulin Advisory *** Collaboration Collaboration with Boneyard Beer Co.
Dry hopped – 8.3% ABV
WARNING: this beer contains an excessive amount of lupulin. Hops Thrown in your face three different ways; with the use of hop pellets, cryo hops and resinate co2 hop extract. prepare yourself for this citrus/tropical explicit IIPA!
Brewery Twenty Five
25 ’til Infinity *** Collaboration with homebrewers Jon Berkland & John Phelan
First-time release | Dry hopped – 7.1% ABV | 32 IBUs
A collaboration with our good friends & award winning homebrewers, Jon Berkland & John Phelan. Hops: Warrior (bittering), Citra & Motueka (Whirlpool), Citra & Motueka (Dry Hop). Dry Hop Rate: Almost 5 pounds per barrel. Malts: Maris Otter, White Wheat, Flaked Oats & Acidulated. Yeast: Conan (Vermont).
Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
From Yakima With Love *** Collaboration with Moonraker Brewing Co.
Dry hopped – 8.6% ABV | 68 IBUs
Collaboration with Moonraker.
Brainskillzzz *** Collaboration with Highland Park and Automatic Brewing Co.
East Brother Beer Co.
Baltic Porter *** *** Collaboration with Country Malt Group
First-time release, Limited / Rare, Seasonal – 7.6% ABV | 39 IBUs
Collaboration Brew with Jonathon Plisé of Country Malt Group, featuring Thomas Fawcett Malts. A quaffable Baltic Porter with layers of roasted and chocolate flavors.
Bayview Haze *** Collaboration recipe riff of official SFBW SF Bayview Collaboration
Hazy Pomegranate DIPA
First-time release, One off, Limited / Rare | Dry hopped – 7.9% ABV
Our ‘SFBW Neighborhood Collaboration’ with our Bayview line friends from Barebottle, Laughing Monk, and Seven Stills. Each brewery made their own version of this beer, the common thread? Incorporate pomegranate into a Hazy IPA. For our take, we added fruit puree to our Cats In Fatsuits DIPA and the results are sublime! The tart fruit riffs off the tropical and citrus notes from the Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops in the base beer, creating a unique and thoroughly refreshing drinking experience.
Pairings: Salads, Desserts
Spinderella *** Collaboration with homebrewer Matt Bixby
First-time release, One off – 4.3% ABV
Our ‘Iron Brewer Competition’ winner. Each year, we challenge homebrewers to use unique ingredients to create one-of-a-kind beers. This year, we challenged them with ingredients found in the Bloody Mary. The winner, Matt Bixby, was given Black Peppercorns, which he incorporated into the tartly sour, historic Gose style. Crisp with a bright sourness, the traditional Sea Salt and Coriander lay the foundation on which the Black Pepper addition provides just the right amount of spicy kick and some lingering heat in the finish.
Pairings: Cheese, Shrimp Dishes, Mango Salsa
Golden State Brewery
Wham, Bam, Dank you Ma’am! *** Collaboration with Taplands
Dry hopped – 10.3% ABV | 95 IBUs
Collaboration triple with Taplands (Santa Clara, CA). A West Coast style IPA brewed with Topaz and Citra hops. Fleshy citrus notes and a whole lotta dankness!
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
Lost in the Fog *** Collaboration with Hop Dogma
Blackberry, Vanilla Milkshake IPA
Limited / Rare | Dry hopped – 6.3% ABV
We are mixing it up with a blackberry, vanilla, rye, milkshake IPA, brewed with our friends and neighbors, Hop Dogma and Sacrilege Brewing Project. Made with real blackberries and whole vanilla beans.
Saison Sandwich *** Collaboration with Marin Brewing Co.
Limited / Rare | Barrel aged – 6.3% ABV
Brewed with our good friend, Arne, from Marin Brewing Company. We brewed a saison using pilsner, abbey, and rye malts, and then blended it with a farmhouse ale with brett that we had been aging for 18 months in chardonnay barrels, resulting is a delightfully funky saison.
Zeta Juice *** Collaboration with Independent Brewing
One off, Limited / Rare | Dry hopped – 5.9% ABV
Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy with a super tropical special yeast blend.
Invisible Haze *** Collaboration with Hop Dogma and Sacrilege Brewing
First-time release, One off, Limited / Rare | Dry hopped – 8.0% ABV | 60 IBUs
Barebottle collaboration. Each of us brewed the same recipe with Amarillo & Mosaic hops and Vermont yeast for a juicy profile. We clarified ours while Barebottle upped the haze in theirs. Can you taste the difference?
Laughing Monk Brewing Co.
Bayview Haze *** Collaboration recipe riff of official SFBW SF Bayview Collaboration
Pomegranate infused IPA
First-time release, One off | Dry hopped – 7.2% ABV | 50 IBUs
Marin Brewing Co.
‘Flake News’ Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout *** Collaboration with Stillwater Vodka
Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout
First-time release, One off, Limited / Rare – 10.0% ABV | 71 IBUs
Brewed to honor our friends at the Celebrator Beer News, on the occasion of their 30th Anniversary. Don’t believe the hopaganda.
Pairings: Chilled Stillwater Vodka and the latest issue of the Celebrator
New Bohemia Brewing Co
Hellesexy *** Collaboration with Mutari Chocolate
One off, Limited / Rare – 4.8% ABV | 24 IBUs
Hellesexy is a truly untraditional lager, inspired by the classic Munich Lager in alcohol content, bitterness and color. Brewed with lactose for body, and aged on freshly warmed cacao nibs from our friends at Mutari Chocolate in Santa Cruz, and brewed with 100% Mandarina Bavaria hops. The slightly orange aromas from the hops add a classic zest to our chocolate brew. We used Czeske Budejovice yeast that allows the crisp nuttiness of Idaho Pilsner malt to shine through and frame the fresh chocolate on a platform of clean lager beer.
NuLu *** Collaboration with Loma Brewing
One off, Limited / Rare – 6.7% ABV | 24 IBUs
The NuLo Imperial Kolsch is a collaboration between NuBo and our friends at Loma Brewing. It is a twisted version of a classic, by two veteran brewers with more of everything. With an ABV of 6.7%, and a generous amount of malted wheat this Kolsch clearly wasn’t made in Cologne, but it’ll warm your soul (and body) with its smoothness and strength.
Oakland United Beerworks
#nofilterbananaslpitbock *** Collaboration with Marin Brewing
8% ABV | 25 IBUs
This collab with Marin Brewing Co. melds the flavors of cacao nibs, cherry juice, and vanilla extract with the banana esters of the yeast to bring you a beer so decadent you might just have to order dessert first.
Pairings: Bread pudding, banana bread, or even an actual banana split!
Peter B’s Brewpub
Something Something Dankside *** Collaboration with Country Malt Group
New England IPA
One off, Limited / Rare | Dry hopped – 6.6% ABV | 58 IBUs
Heavy dry hopping contributes aromas of raspberries and lime zest, with fruity and earthy citrus flavors…Dare I say Dank? Chewy with a soft mouthfeel from White wheat and oats.
Pairings: Ceviche, citrus salad, chili.
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Flanders Oud Bruin *** Collaboration with Brewery Twenty Five
Flanders Brown Ale
Southpaw BBQ & Brewery
All The Lees are Brown *** Collaboration with Conduit Wine
Barrel Aged Brett Beer
First-time release, One off, Limited / Rare | Barrel aged – 6.2% ABV
Blended with Wine Lees from Conduit Wine and Aged in One of Their Pinot Barrels On Brettanomyces
St. Florian’s Brewery
Sonoma Pride: Mutual Aid *** Collaboration with Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Northeast Style Blonde Pale Ale
Limited / Rare | Dry hopped – 6.0% ABV | 37 IBUs
This quaffable, juicy ale appears slightly hazy, such as the light, wispy smoke that hung in the Sonoma County air during the 2017 Tubbs Fire. A refreshing collaboration for trying times with another independent family-owned Sonoma County brewery, Bear Republic. So much love went into this beer, it’s like a big hug in your glass.
Strike Brewing Co.
Quick Pitch *** Collaboration with Alpha Acid Brewing Co.
Imperial Kettle Sour with Strawberries and Kiwis
First-time release, One off – 8.1% ABV | 12 IBUs
We brewed this Kettle Sour in collaboration with our friends at Alpha Acid Brewing Company in Belmont. After primary fermentation we conditioned it on nearly 500lbs of Strawberries and Kiwis. The result is wonderfully fruity, tart, and drinkable.