To celebrate American Craft Beer Week and the friendly, collaborative nature of the craft beer industry, all the breweries located in Fort Collins have teamed up for the 2013 Collusion Brew project.
We did things a little different this year, though. Rather than have all the breweries come together to make a single beer, we all started with the same base recipe, and each brewery worked with two other breweries to make something unique. FCB’s brew was made in collaboration with Coopersmith’s and Black Bottle. Together, we decided on additions to the malt bill, chose the yeast strain, and chose the hops. In our case, because we love smoke beer so much, we added smoked malt to recipe.
On brew day, we all got together and shared some beers and stories…oh yeah, and we brewed the beer, too.
FCB’s Collusion brew will be available in the Tasting Room starting May 13th, and all 9 of the Collusion brews will be tapped at Black Bottle on May 13th.