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Introducing Rivertowne’s Beers Without Borders Program
The brewing crew at Rivertowne Brewing spent this week in sunny Florida participating in the next phase of their Beers Without Borders Program. Maybe we have them to thank for bringing us this unseasonably warm 60-degree weather in December.
Beer Without Borders unites craft brewers from a variety of breweries to design, brew, and serve beers beyond the traditional production borders. For this collaboration, Rivertowne teamed up with Darwin Brewing Company from Bradenton, FL for a special home-and-home brewing session. Earlier this week, brewers from both sides came together to make 30 barrels of a collaborative recipe containing Aji Limo peppers that will be processed with a lager yeast.
Next week, brewers from Darwin will make the trek up north to Rivertowne’s production brewery in Export where 60 barrels of the same recipe will be brewed, only this time they’ll be processed with an ale yeast.
Each similar-yet-different beer will debut just in time for Pirates Spring Training, which conveniently also unfolds in Bradenton.
To give you more insight on this project, Rivertowne is holding a special “Meet the Brewers” event at Caliente Pizza & Draft House on December 15th from 7-9pm. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the guys behind the beers, discover how this collaboration came to be, learn the expected differences between the ale and the lager, and get to tip a pint or two with the Rivertowne crew.
Take a second to check out the Bradenton Herald’s coverage of the collaboration.