We’ve reported on the Bottleshop Collaboration Project in the past (see previous stories). In short, 11 local bottleshops (the Bottleshop Collective) teamed up to work with local breweries to produce a series of small-batch beers. Each beer is released simultaneously at all of the bottleshops. On Friday, March 2nd the Breakside Brewery introduces the latest beer in the series, a sour peach blended beer. All 11 of the participating bottleshops tap the beer and/or release bottles this Friday at 5:00.
Here’s the release announcement from Breakside Brewery.
This Friday (March 2nd) is the launch of the newest beer in the “Bottleshop Collaboration Project” series – this time around the beer is a sour peach blend from Breakside Brewery.
Up till now Breakside’s barrel sour program has been mostly under wraps & only available at the brewery labeled as the “B-Sides” series. Breakside teamed up with these 11 bottleshops to release this beer as it marks the launch of more of their award-winning barrel aged sour & wild beer into wider distribution in 2018.
“The City of Flowers is blended from seven different casks, most brewed in summer, 2016. The Pinot Noir casks came from two Oregon wineries. The sour ale, infused with whole jasmine, chamomile flowers and peaches, delivers medium-high carbonation. The result is the Walt Whitman of beers-earthy, complex, celebratory, a layered experience on the palate, suitable for stimulating conversation or brooding contemplation.”
“These are some of my favorite beer places & were my gateway to Washington beer when I first moved to Seattle – I’m super excited to be releasing this project with them!” says Breakside Sales Manager, Joe Cohen.
Participating shops will be tapping the beer & releasing 500ml bottles at 5pm this Friday (March 2nd).
More about the Bottleshop Collaboration Project (https://wabottleshops.com/):
They are a collection of 11 Washington State Bottleshops that have banded together to collaborate with breweries to craft unique and delicious beers
Participating beer retailers in the Bottleshop Collaboration Project:
Chuck’s Hop Shop- Central District (Seattle)
Chuck’s Hop Shop- Greenwood (Seattle)
Edison City Alehouse (Tacoma)
Elizabeth Station (Bellingham)
Malt And Vine (Redmond)
Pint Defiance (Tacoma)
Special Brews (Lynnwood)
TeKu Tavern (Seattle)
The Beer Authority (Seattle)
The Beer Junction (Seattle)