Woodburn, Oregon-based Crosby Hop Farm has announced an epic series of international brewing collaborations for the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference. The Crosby collaborations number 36 Breweries from 15 Countries and 18 New Brews, Pouring Exclusively at the CHF Lounge at the CBC in Denver, CO this year.
More from a press release:
Eighteen world-class brewing pairs, each featuring one brewer from the U.S. and one from around the world, have come together to create an unprecedented global collaboration for the Craft Brewers Conference. All 18 highly-anticipated creations will be on tap at the upcoming 2019 CBC in the Crosby Hop Farm lounge.
“We love being part of the global craft community, especially with great brewers and artists who also happen to be great friends,” said Blake Crosby, CEO Crosby Hop Farm. “We’re thankful for the enthusiastic response from brewers near and far and can’t wait to taste these amazing beers. This is uncharted territory for the conference, and we are honored to lead the charge.”
The 18 collaboration beers are now in production all across North America using more than 20 different hop varieties including Amarillo®, Cashmere, Comet, El Dorado® and Strata®, and encompass a range of styles and flavor profiles. Attendees will take in new and unique hop aromas through sensory and indulge in 360-degree hop farm views via virtual reality, while sampling six new beers each day. A preview of what CBC attendees will find at the CHF lounge can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Osu7L3npQt0.
The All-Star Brewery Pairs Are:
● Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. (Gilbert, Arizona) and Stigbergets (Sweden)
● Austin Beerworks (Austin, Texas) and Galway Bay Brewery (Ireland)
● Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and Lervig (Norway)
● Breakside Brewery (Portland, Oregon) and KEX Brewing (Iceland)
● Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) and Pojhala Brewery (Estonia)
● Cloudburst Brewing (Seattle, Washington) and Dry & Bitter Brewing Company (Denmark)
● Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) and Mikkeller (Denmark)
● Finback Brewery (Queens, New York) and Collective Arts Brewing (Canada)
● Fort George Brewery (Astoria, Oregon) and People Like Us (Denmark)
● Lamplighter Brewing Co. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Borg Brugghús (Iceland)
● Moksa Brewing Co. (Rocklin, California) and To Øl (Denmark)
● Modern Times Beer (San Diego, California) and Cloudwater Brew Co. (UK)
● Night Shift Brewing (Everett, Massachusetts) and White Frontier Brewery (Switzerland)
● pFriem Family Brewers (Hood River, Oregon) and Oedipus Brewing (Netherlands)
● Pizza Port Brewing Co. (San Diego, California) and Green Beacon Brewing Co. (Australia)
● Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, California) and Garage Project (New Zealand)
● WeldWerks Brewing Co. (Greely, Colorado) and Fuerst Wiacek (Germany)
A few brewers offered their thoughts on the CBC brewing project, including Mid-Sized Brewing Company of the Year, pFriem Family Brewers who collaborated with Oedipus Brewing (Netherlands) and Fort George Brewery, paired with People Like Us (Denmark).
Gavin Lord, Head Brewer, pFriem Family Brewers said, “The Oedipus crew has been coming to our Anniversary Party at Hood River Waterfront Park for a few years and we’ve always had a great time celebrating with them. The beers they brought for us were always delicious, so when the opportunity arose to work with them and Crosby Hop Farm, we were in! It’s been an exciting project and we’re stoked to share this beer with our friends on the CBC floor this year!”
Dave Coyne, brewer and Barrel Baron of Fort George Brewery added, “There’s a bit of trepidation working on a collaboration with people you’ve never met, but People Like Us were easy going and thoughtful, which resulted in a recipe that is representative of both breweries. It’s wonderful to have this new connection that we can expand on in the future. Crosby not only provided high quality hops but had insightful suggestions for some of the varieties we ended up using. Thanks to Crosby Hop Farm for organizing this collaboration to support the global brewing community.”
About Crosby Hop Farm
Crosby Hop Farm is uniquely positioned as an integrated hop grower, merchant, and processor in the Pacific Northwest. Our offerings include Crosby® estate grown options as well as grower-sourced hops from around the world. As a Certified B Corporation® and Salmon-Safe grower, our commitment to our customers and stakeholders is unwavering — rooted in our core values of quality, innovation, sustainability, and community. For more information, visit crosbyhops.com.
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