We’re proud to be a part of Minnesota’s close-knit brewing community. There’s healthy competition, of course, but a fair number of people in the industry have worked together, drunk together, and oftentimes both. This camaraderie can lead to collaborations, which in turn can lead to some fairly amazing beers.
One of the best examples of this is Red Stag’s In Cahoots, where the Northeast supper club pairs up two local breweries to make a beer specifically for their annual Block Party, which is being held this Sunday, August 6th.
Last year, we joined forces with Duluth’s great Bent Paddle for Mother of the Gut, a chamomile-infused Belgian pale ale. This year, we paired up with our fellow hop enthusiasts at St. Louis Park’s Steel Toe (You ever have a Size 7? You should have a Size 7.). The result is a dry-hopped lager we’re calling Sticky Bubbler.
As our Head Brewer Jerrod Johnson told The Growler, “I think people like both of our brewery’s hoppy beers, and this is just a nice, sticky, dank, resinous hop profile, with a clean malt bill and small amount of Vienna malts. We think it will be great to drink at that outdoor festival.”
He’s not kidding about the dank hops. When the sun hits your glass, give it a whiff.
Sticky Bubbler will be squaring off against five other teams for the In Cahoots crown (it’s not an actual crown, but we’d wear it and wear it well, honestly). The real winners will be the attendees who get to sample some once-in-a-lifetime beers; that said, vote for Sticky Bubbler, as it is pretty goddamn swell.
Surly has a history of collaborating with other brewers (and non-brewers, for that matter). The full list is here. Some stories behind a few of them: