Mazama Brewing Company in Corvallis, Oregon and Belgian Brouwerij de Plukker are collaborating to brew a Belgian American IPA later this month. Kris Langouche and Joris Cambie of de Plukker will travel to the Mazama Brewery to brew with founder and Head Brewer, Jeff Tobin, on January 26th and 27th. The beer will feature a Belgian yeast strain cultivated by Mazama and Pilgrim hops grown on de Plukker’s organic hop farm.
This collaboration is the first international collaboration for each family-owned brewery. “This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with Belgian brewers because much of our beer lineup has a Belgian influence,” said Jeff Tobin of Mazama Brewing Co. Kris Langouche, brewer and co-founder of De Plukker state, “We are looking forward to meet Jeff and the Mazama team to see how they run their brewery and approach the brewing process. Since they brew Belgian inspired ales we will feel right at home!”