14 June 2011

Flying Dog and Brewer's Art Collaboration

No doubt about it, "collaborative" beers have become the craft beer craze of the past year or so.  It'll probably reach its zenith with one beer at the Great American Beer Festival into which every brewery there dumps a half-barrel or so of wort into a common fermentation vessel.

The latest local entry: Table for Two, a joint production of Baltimore's The Brewer's Art and Frederick's Flying Dog.  From the latter's blog:

We started working closely with The Brewers Art on a recipe in March and landed on a beer that pays homage to the traditional table beers that have existed in Belgium for centuries. Table for Two will be a variation on the old world style with unique added ingredients like honey.
“We look to do collaborations in instances where it’s clear we will grow and learn from the partnership,” Flying Dog Brewmaster and COO Matt Brophy explained. “We have always had great admiration for The Brewers art and their beers. It was clear that working closely with them gave us the opportunity to try some new things and break the rules as well, which we always enjoy doing.”
Table for Two will be available at the beginning of July in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia.

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