Collaboration Fest Update & Beer List

We told you a few weeks ago about the Collaboration Festival. Did you get your tickets yet? If not you’d better hurry, because in just 15 days the Collaboration Beer Festival takes over Sports Authority Field at Mile High, delivering some unique and incredible beer collaborations to thirsty craft beer fans. We can tell you from experiencing the festival last year that this event is one of a kind. Don’t delay and miss out; get your tickets now!

Why You Should Attend Collaboration Fest

This year’s Collaboration Fest will feature more than 70 collaborative beer projects created just for this event. All of the beers are the creation of two or more brewers, at least one of which is from Colorado. Yes, you may be able to find many of these special brews at the brewery taprooms or other locations after the festival, but several of the brews will only be available at this event. Plus this is your only opportunity to try all the collaboration beers under one roof. And let’s just discuss that roof: this festival will be on the Club Level of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, so you’ll have an incredible view of downtown Denver to take in as you enjoy your beer. How awesome is that?

What kind of beers can you try at the Collaboration Fest?

Below is an update from the festival of some of the beer projects being created for this year’s event:

Bootstrap Brewing and Walnut Brewery
Beer Name: NutStrap Imperial Coffee Stout
Beer Description: Imperial Stout with Ozo coffee

Comrade and Crooked Stave
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Imperial Wit

Comrade and Hogshead
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: English IPA

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.

FATE Brewing Company and Yak & Yeti
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Belgian Style Cherry Dubbel

FATE Brewing Company and Cannonball Creek
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: German-Style IPA

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

Epic Brewing Company and Devils Backbone
Beer Name: Midnight Mischief
Beer Description: This is a non-traditional American hopped black lager Schwarzbier

Fiction Beer Company, Chain Reaction Brewing, and Cerebral Brewing
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Farmhouse ale with Cascara and plum fermented with Brett

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland Aleworks, Verboten, Crow Hop, Big Beaver, and Buckhorn
Beer Name: Anything for Love
Beer Description: Belgian Quad
*Only available at the Collaboration Festival

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

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)
*Only available at the Collaboration Festival

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

Mockery Brewing and Baere Brewing
Beer Name: Brevis and Butthead
Beer Description: Kettle Sour Pale Ale

Odd13 and 12 Degree
Beer Name: 12/13/2014
Beer Description: Sour Belgian Strong Ale

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

Renegade Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing Company
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Triple Saison

River North Brewery and Red Leg Brewing Company
Beer Name: West of Ardennes
Beer Description: Rye barrel fermented Belgian Imperial Brown
*Only available at the Collaboration Festival

Ska Brewing and Stone Brewing Collaboration
Beer Name: Mighty Mighty Bastogne
Beer Description: A Tripel Tripple brewed with Belgian Ale yeast.
*Only available at the Collaboration Festival

Ska Brewing, Wynkoop Brewing Company, and Reel Big Fish
Beer Name: Reel Big Stout
Beer Description: Oak-aged imperial stout

Station 26 Brewing Co. and Call to Arms Brewing Company
Beer Name: Schwarzbier
Beer Description: Schwarzbier is an easy drinking German black larger

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

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)

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

The Very Nice Brewing Company and Twisted Pine
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Midnight Wheat, Cherry, Sage, Saison

The Very Nice Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company
Beer Name: TBD
Beer Description: Chickory Black IPA

Twisted Pine and Blind Tiger
Beer Name: Twisted Tiger
Beer Description: Weizenbock

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

Wynkoop and Tivoli
Beer Name: Double OG aka D.O.O.G
Beer Description: Imperial Malt Liquor

Zwei Bruder and Tivoli
Beer Name: Pass the Buck
Beer Description: Resurrected the original Sigi’s beer recipe

Event Details

So, have we convinced you to attend the 2015 Collaboration Fest? If so, get your tickets while you can at the Collaboration Fest website. Here are all the details you need:
Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 3 pm to 7 pm
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Are you planning on attending the Collaboration Fest this year? Let us know! Better yet, look for us there!