Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nine Fort Collins brewers set to brew second annual collaborative beer

Nine Fort Collins craft brewers will unite for the second time this April to brew a collaborative beer with a Colorado focus.

In 2011, C.B. & Potts, CooperSmith's, Crooked Stave, Equinox Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co. and Pateros Creek all converged in Old Town to brew the limited-edition commemorative beer “Collusion Ale.” The beer was brewed at CooperSmith's and Equinox's facilities.

On April 9 the brewers will again unite, this time at Fort Collins Brewery, to brew another collaborative beer in honor of American Craft Beer Week, May 14-20.

This year the aim is to keep the beer as local as possible by only using Colorado ingredients, said Colin Westcott, owner of Equinox Brewing. The rough sketch of the recipe thus far includes honey from Wellington, Colorado grown hops, locally grown unmalted spelt and some snow from the high country.

Thee beer will again be released in each respective brewery on May 14 to coincide with American Craft Beer Week. Westcott said they also plan to have a toast at C.B. & Potts.

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