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Boneyard Beer and Steel Toe Brewing Collaborate on Sticker Fight Double IPA

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Bend’s Boneyard Beer is releasing “Sticker Fight Double IPA,” a collaboration with Denver’s Steel Toe Brewing.

Back in 2014 a war was waged in Denver, Colorado, over burritos and Mexican lagers between two hop-forward breweries: one from Minnesota, the other from Oregon. The Sticker Fight had begun. The legend was epic and the trail of stickers storied. To commemorate the madness, Randin King (brewer at Boneyard and formerly of Steel Toe) developed a tropical fruity Double IPA for the thirsty folks of Minnesota. The concoction was supremely satisfying and utterly demanded by fans.

Three years later, Boneyard and Steel Toe joined forces, put their adhesive weapons down, and brewed an Oregon-inspired version for the West Coast. The body is crisp, with just enough sweetness to counter the onslaught of aromatic and flavorful hops. Sticker Fight Double IPA is 8.5% ABV and 80 IBUs and will only be available on draft for a limited time starting April 3, 2017.



About Boneyard Beer 

In 2010, Boneyard Beer was started in an old auto shop tucked away in the backstreets of Bend, Oregon’s historical district. Without any outside investors or major bank loans, Boneyard’s inception was unconventional to say the least. After decades in the brewing industry, owner Tony Lawrence built up a “boneyard” of old equipment he collected from 13 different breweries around the country. Alongside co-founders, Clay and Melodee Storey, this second-hand brewing equipment was pieced together to brew the first batch of Boneyard Beer in May 2010. Boneyard currently distributes draft beer in Pacific Northwest and other select areas.


About Steel Toe Brewing 

Steel Toe Brewing is a small craft brewery located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, currently distributing cans, bottles, and draft beer in the metro area of Minneapolis & St. Paul. Founded in 2011 by Jason and Hannah Schoneman, they have a proven track record in the brewing industry and strong ties to the Pacific Northwest: Jason, a former Head Brewer at Pelican Pub & Brewery, and Siebel Graduate, and Hannah as ‘chief enabler and head of the support crew.’ Check out their award-winning brews in their taproom and online at

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

1 Comment

  1. Gram Leahy

    March 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Do you have an idea of where this might be available to try in the Portland area come April 3rd??

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