Collaboration No. 2

  • Style: White India Pale Ale
  • Availability: 750 mL Bottles and Draught (limited)
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Combining Boulevard’s expertise at making Belgian-style witbiers with Deschutes’ skill at brewing hop-forward ales, this beer puts a new spin on the idea of collaborative brewing. Working from a single recipe, brewmasters Steven Pauwels of Boulevard and Larry Sidor of Deschutes have produced two separate beers, more than 1,600 miles apart.

Despite the beer’s shared recipe, each of the two versions possess a unique identity, reflected in their naming and packaging. Boulevard’s half of the equation, christened Collaboration #2, is available throughout our selling region in both 750mL bottles and in kegs. Brewed at their Bend, Oregon facility, Deschutes’ effort is the second beer in their new Conflux collaboration series, and is available throughout their selling region in kegs and 22-ounce bottles. To find out more about the collaboration, visit our Brewery Blog.

Color (EBC) 10
Bitterness (IBUs) 42
Original Gravity (Plato) 17
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 3.4
Alcohol (ABV) 7.4%
CO2 - Bottles 3.29 vol. (5.1 g/L)
CO2 - Kegs 2.58 vol. (6.5 g/L)

One of the most unique characteristics of Collaboration #2 is its aroma. Sage and lemongrass were added to the vessels post-fermentation, as well as three varieties of hops, all of which contribute solely to aromatics. The Belgian-style yeast strain adds hints of bubblegum and clove. The other main feature that should be specifically pointed out to consumers is the beer’s lingering hang. It is no more bitter than Single-Wide I.P.A., but something about the combination of herbs and hops creates an almost spicy, peppery quality in the finish.

Aroma Herbal and savory; sage, lemon, citrus, hints of pepper
Malt Present only as an underlying backbone to the herbal and hop characteristics
Hops Bright and citrusy, complementing the lemongrass
Balance Hops
Body Medium

Ingredients

Malt: Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat, Malted Wheat, Oats
Hops: Bravo, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
Other: Orange peel, Coriander, Lemongrass, Sage

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