Collaboration Series

Collaboration is at the heart of the craft beer industry. Whether that be sharing knowledge, ingredients, techniques, or simply sharing a pint with friends, the collaborative spirit is fundamental to what has made craft beer beloved. We have always collaborated with breweries large and small and in 2019 decided to build an official release series to give these special beers the spotlight they deserved.

You can see all our past collaborations below and get excited for what’s coming in 2021 by checking out our full release calendar here.

2021 Collaborations


Mosaic Oasis IPA

You trudge through a dry, harsh landscape in search of refreshment. You accept your fate, doomed to perish in this lonely desert, deprived of that sweet sweet life-giving nectar. But lo! What’s that in the distance? Could it be the safe haven you’ve been searching for? Your eyes do not deceive you, and your nose is greeted by a colorful mosaic of intoxicatingly fruity aromas. Grapefruit, tangerine, stone fruit, and… dare you say, papaya? Indeed, Mosaic Oasis IPA is a dank and citrusy San Diego-style treasure brewed with our friends (and IPA wizards) at Modern Times Beer. Sure, any oasis can quench your thirst. But who needs H-2-O when you’ve got I-P-A?

Mosaic Oasis IPA Can and Glass

2020 Collaborations


Catch You On The Flipside IPA

What’s that they say? Something about “the best laid plans”… When we set out to brew this San Diego-Style IPA with the fine folks at Societe Brewing Company, we daydreamed about enjoying this deliciously tropical slice-of-heaven with all of our friends and family in the heat of summer. But hey, plans change. “Catch You on the Flip Side” was the last thing we said to each other before lockdown, and if this isn’t the “flip side” we’re living in, we don’t know what is. Fortunately, we got the band back together, and decided to pull out all the stops. We packed this one to the brim with Southern Hemisphere hops for a clean, crisp, and endlessly drinkable IPA bursting with tropical flavors and aromas. The world looks a bit different from when we started, but great beer is great beer, no matter what side you’re on.

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Bridge Pale Ale

Everyone deserves the perfect sunset beer. You know the one. You’re along the shoreline, the sun is dipping below the water, the city lights begin to twinkle… THAT beer. This is that beer, and it’s practically made for late afternoons along the Pacific. Bridge is a cold-fermented pale ale chock full of citrus and stone fruit aromatics, and brewed with Clipper oats for a pleasantly pillowy mouthfeel. As for our collaborators, we’re thrilled to join forces with Fort Point. Known for their clean, classic beer styles, they brought their Bay Area magic to this San Diego brew. Regardless if you’re closer to Coronado or the Golden Gate, this is the beer to bridge the gap between the two.

Bridge Pale Ale 16oz Can

Murky Poetry Hazy IPA

You know the saying. Brewing is both an art and a science. So when two breweries collaborate on one beer release, that fine line between science and art becomes remarkably murky. Each crew pours their own style into the recipe until it represents their shared vision. The resulting beer alludes to both breweries, and might just taste downright poetic. Murky Poetry is a Hazy IPA brewed with the community focused, IPA masterminds over at Pure Project. Amarillo, Citra, Sabro, and Motueka hops impart notes of guava, orange, and fruit punch. Oats and wheat give the beer a soft, pillowy mouthfeel. As for the art of drinking the beer? That’s where you come in, and we’re pretty sure you’ve got that down to a science.

Murky Poetry Hazy IPA Can with Glass

2019 Collaborations


Golden Stout with Coffee

Ahh, the golden stout. Light in color, heavy in WTF. Here’s the secret: this beer is blonde because it’s brewed without roasted barley. But take a sip, and it is a stout through and through. So what gives? Rolled oats produce a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, while roasted flavors of sweet chocolate and espresso are thanks to the addition of vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, and coffee. And that’s where our caffeinated friends at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters come in. Their single-origin Ethiopian coffee beans are the pièce de résistance in this stout, layering in additional flavors of subtle fruit. Crack open a can, confuse your friends, and enjoy.

Golden stout with coffee 16 oz can and glass

Blink of an IPA

This here is an IPA brewed with kveik yeast. “What the hell’s a kveik?” Pronounced “kvike” (rhymes with bike), it’s a traditional Norwegian yeast strain that ferments super quickly – as in, within a few days instead of weeks! We were eager to experiment with it, and so were our buddies at AleSmith. Introducing Blink of an IPA, brewed for our San Diego collaboration festival, Collabapalooza. Simcoe, Citra, Ekuanot, El Dorado, and BRU-1 experimental hops lend flavors of pear, watermelon, and pineapple. Kveik produces stone fruit and citrus esters, making it the perfect strain to use for this bright, juicy IPA. This beer fermented fast and will be gone fast. You might even say it’ll be gone in the blink of… well, you know the saying.

Blink of an IPA 16oz can and glass

New California IPA

Karl Strauss and Russian River may hail from different parts of California, but we have still managed to enjoy countless beers together over the past 30 years. This most recent time was special. We didn’t just drink beer, we BREWED one! A collab of this magnitude between two iconic breweries warrants something different, a modern IPA with a fresh and vibrant flavor profile thanks to a new hop cultivar. Introducing New California IPA, brewed with Pahto hops for a clean bitterness. Strata, Ekuanot, Amarillo, and Idaho 7 hops add notes of citrus, berry, tropical fruit, and pine. Here’s to longtime friends and new adventures together.

New California IPA can and Beer in glass
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