Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Collaborative Brew on Tap (Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head)

From the Crescent Moon's Facebook invite:

Time: Thu, Dec 10 from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
Venue: Max & Joe's Belgian Tavern
36th and Farnam Street, Omaha

This fall independent craft brewers Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head, will release two collaborative beers. Life & Limb and Limb & Life — are dedicated to the family of beer drinkers and enthusiasts worldwide who continue to support the little guys, iconoclasts, entrepreneurs, and pioneers who risk life and limb to shape the vibrant craft brewing community. Over the years, the two brewers -- Ken Grossman and Sam Calagione -- have become friends in the industry. They quickly realized how many similarities they share. Grossman’s history as a craft brewing pioneer and his radical approach to brewing are echoed some fifteen years later by Calagione, through his boundary-pushing innovation and tireless promotion for the cause of craft beer.

Both men started out as home brewers obsessed with beer-making. Both share deep values of sustainability and responsibility. Both share the desire to pass their breweries onto the next generation, and both started out small, from humble beginnings, and built vibrant, creative, beer-centered and fiercely independent breweries, despite the long odds. Their mutual respect, admiration, and none-too-few shared glasses of beer led to the collaborative idea.

Life & Limb is a 10% ABV strong beer that defies style characteristics. Brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts and estate barley grown on the Grossman “farm” at the brewery in Chico. The beer is alive with yeast -- a blend of both breweries’ house strains -- bottle conditioned for added complexity and shelf life, and naturally carbonated with birch syrup fresh from Alaska; it is the first beer we know of ever to use birch syrup in the brew. this beer will be available in 24 oz. bottles and limited draft. If stored under good conditions, this rich, full-bodied beer should age well for years.

Limb & Life is a companion to the big beer -- an acorn off the larger tree. It is a 5% ABV small beer, a low-gravity beer made using the residual sugar as “second runnings” from the first larger brew, fortified with American hops. This is a session beer. Its big brother is a sipper. Limb & Life will be a limited draft-only product, a prelude to the bigger beer, available in select bars and restaurants.

The Crescent Moon was chosen as the ONLY bar in Nebraska, and in our Sierra Nevada market 5 state area to receive these kegs to tap. The next closest place will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

On Thursday, December 10, 2009 we will tap 10 gallons of each in Max & Joe's at 5pm and pour till it's gone!

We also received 5 cases of the 24 oz bottles of Life & Limb, that's only 60 bottles, that will be available that night for sale in Max & Joe's for you to take home. Due to the limited quantity of the bottles of this beer only ONE bottle will be sold per household.

Come and try these special once in a lifetime brews!

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