Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boulder gets Knee Deep in collaboration

Boulder Beer / Knee Deep Shakenbake Rye IPAColorado and California have been known to be rivals in multiple areas, but when it comes to beer, a collaborative effort seemed like a natural thing. Boulder Beer Company of Colorado and Knee Deep Brewing of California put their hands together to create a new beer. Read their press release below to learn all about what's coming.

Boulder Beer and Knee Deep Brewing to release Shakenbake Rye IPA

[PRESS RELEASE] (Boulder, CO) – Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Microbrewery, gets knee deep in craft beer with their friends in California. More than Ricky Bobby’s catchphrase in Talledaga Nights, Shakenbake is the name of the golden colored Rye India Pale Ale collaboration brew created by Knee Deep Brewing Company and Boulder Beer Company.

Shakenbake was brewed at Boulder Beer Company, with the assistance of Knee Deep’s Brewmaster Jeremy Warren, exclusively for the Sacramento and San Francisco Beer Weeks and will be tapped at the opening gala in San Francisco on Friday, February 8th.

“We are excited to be working with such an innovative, up and coming brewery,” said Boulder Beer Brewmaster David Zuckerman. “We have a personal connection and a mutual respect for each other and the art of craft beer.”

Brewed with ingredients from both states, Shakenbake features the California-grown hops Ivanhoe, Gargoyle and Chinook. The Pale Malt used was grown in Colorado and malted at the artisan Colorado Malting Company located in Alamosa, Colorado. Northwest Amarillos round out the hops, providing a bright, citrusy nose. A variety of other quality malts and rye impart a golden color, slight spiciness and a dry finish, accentuating the hops.

Located in Lincoln, California, Knee Deep Brewing got their start in late 2010 and has grown rapidly and is quickly acquiring a reputation for outstanding IPA’s and other unique brews. Their Hoptologist is an award-winning Double IPA and Simtra (3X IPA) was rated 98 out of 100 by Beer Magazine and #2 in the top 30 beers of 2012. Knee Deep beers are currently distributed in six states and the company is currently planning to expand into a much larger facility later this year. Once their move is completed, look for Knee Deep to be available throughout the US.

Founded in 1979, Boulder Beer Company has been a pioneer in the craft brewing industry for 33 years. They currently package seven year-round brands, four rotating seasonals, and periodically release very limited-edition, small batch brews throughout the year. Hazed and Infused is currently their top selling brand followed by Mojo IPA. Boulder Beer Company has recently expanded its footprint in California, their coverage now including most of Northern and Central California along with the San Diego market.

Look for Shakenbake on tap during San Francisco Beer Week: February 8-17, and Sacramento Beer Week: February 23 through March 3. A Simultap will be held in Colorado at The Pub at Boulder Beer on Friday, February 8.

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