Alesong Brewing & Blending marks their 4th anniversary with a collaboration with fellow Eugene, Oregon brewers Coldfire Brewing. The Canniversary collaboration is a northwest IPA brewed at Coldfire and released in 16oz cans and draft.
4th Canniversary IPA will be released this Friday June 26th for Alesong Blenders Club members, followed by a Saturday release at Coldfire Brewing. Cans and kegs will be available in Portland next week via Coldfire’s self-distribution network.
“We began the tradition of making a ‘one-off’ canned IPA way back on our first anniversary and at our second, we turned them into collaborations with a rotation of our good friends who we admire,” says Alesong co-founder Matt van Wyk.
Usually Alesong collaborates with friends from out of town breweries, but with the ongoing pandemic, traveling for a collab is much more difficult. Both Coldfire and Alesong were founded in 2016 in Eugene, and met that same year at the KLCC beer fest for a collaboration pairing. The two breweries remained good friends, but hadn’t made a collaboration again until now.
“We jumped at the opportunity to work with our buds at Coldfire,” says Van Wyk. “We so love what they are doing with IPAs. It was a no-brainer partnership for us.”
Alesong Canniversary collaboration
Hops: Centennial, Nelson Sauvin, EL Dorado
Grist: 2 row, Vienna, caramalt.
Brewed in collaboration with Alesong Brewing and Blending for their 4th Anniversary. This Northwest IPA is packed with a juicy, resinous hop combination that explores the freshest most vibrant hops available. To create this IPA, the brewers worked their way through several hop combinations, specifically looking for the most standout varieties from the 2019 crop year. Tried and true; but not to be overlooked, the three hops used in this expressive and delicious tribute to 4 years of success and friendship make this beer something truly special. ABV 6.8% IBU 60
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