Claim 52 Hosts Canning Party for ‘Sah-Brah?’ Collab with Allegory Brewing

On Friday, September 13, Claim 52 Brewing will release its collaboration with Allegory Brewing, a dry-hopped Mexican lager called “Sah Brah?” in cans for the first time. At the event, which starts at 4:00 at Claim’s brewery taproom at 1030 Tyinn St. in West Eugene, the beer will be canned “live” and available for purchase as it comes off the line.

“We’ve had a lot of fun with the ‘Live Releases’!” says Claim 52’s head brewer, Bryce Fisher. “It’s a fun interactive experience.” Claim installed a canning line earlier this year, and is taking full advantage of it in their own way. This is actually the second brew of the dry-hopped Mexican-style lager; the first was brewed at Allegory, but not canned.

Brewed simply with pilsner malt and flaked corn, and fermented with Imperial Yeast’s “Que Bueno” strain, the beer takes a tropical turn with the addition of Sabro hops, a newer variety on the market. “The Sabro hop lends heavy notes of coconut/piña colada,” says Allegory’s head brewer Charlie van Meter. “Perfect beer for a hot day or the perfect beer to transport you to a tropical beach on a rainy day.”

Folks who celebrate “Floral Friday” will appreciate the brewery’s offer of a $1 can if they wear a Hawaiian shirt to the event.

Aaron Brussat
Aaron Brussat

Aaron Brussat is a complex living organism with an interest in all things fermented. He started writing about and working in the beer industry in 2010. His experience stems primarily from spending six years at The Bier Stein as a beer steward, homebrewing since 2005, and passing the BJCP and Certified Cicerone exams. Highlights along the way include numerous collaborations with local brewers, curating beer dinners at The Bier Stein, and traveling to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Peru, and New Zealand (as well as many parts of the U.S.) for a chance to drink beer at the source.