Since I wrote the press release, I might as well as post the content on my blog…. right?
Super stoked to announce that Bison Organic Beer, my lovely employer, has teamed up with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales to release what can only be referred to as an awesome collaboration beer. But, a calling it a mere collaboration doesn’t really give the beer justice. It is also the first-ever organic beer collaboration. This means that, not only is the concept cool, but the beer is good for the planet too. Mother Earth Approved!
Well, enough jibber jabber! Just read the press release for yourself
BERKELEY, Calif. (Nov, 27, 2012) – Further proving that organic beer can be just as, if not more, innovative, dynamic and exciting as its conventional counterpart, the award-winning brewmasters of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales and Bison Organic Beer have teamed up to create one of the most unique collaboration beers yet – Cocoa Bretta.
The first-ever 100% organic collaboration beer, Cocoa Bretta is a hybrid blend of Bison’s award-winning Chocolate Stout and Logsdon’s award-winning Seizoen Bretta. This stout-based collaboration beer was brewed with organic Peruvian cocoa, a blend of six organic malts, organic roasted barley and organic oats. It was fermented using multiple yeast strains, and then finished with Logsdon’s proprietary strains of Brettanoymces and keg conditioned with pear juice.
“Cocoa Bretta was our first collaboration beer,” states David Logsdon, Director and Head Brewer at Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. “It is hard to predict how a first attempt might turn out, but in my opinion we have created a unique and very flavorful version of Bison’s award-winning beer.”
Pitch-black with a garnet hue and thick, creamy beige head, Cocoa Bretta exudes a complex aroma profile, boasting notes of chocolate, roasted grains, toffee, caramel and fruit. Dark malt and cocoa flavors combine for a rich, yet medium-bodied and well-rounded beer. Chewy malts linger as cocoa glides across the palate, leaving behind a crisp, fruity and oh-so-mouthwatering finish.
“David is a genius with yeast,” notes Dan Del Grande, Owner and Brewmaster at Bison Organic Beer. “Logsdon’s proprietary yeast strains brought a new level of complexity to my Chocolate Stout recipe that I never imagined possible. It was an honor to partner with the Logsdon team on this truly unique, 100% organic collaboration beer.”
Cocoa Bretta will make its grand debut this week, Nov. 28th-Dec.2nd, in Portland, OR at the Holiday Ale Festival. On Friday, Nov. 30th, Bridgetown Beerhouse will host a Meet the Brewer event with Dan Del Grande and David Logsdon, where guests will have the rare opportunity to taste the Cocoa Bretta collaboration beer side-by-side with Bison’s Chocolate Stout and Logsdon’s Seizoen Bretta. Event details can be found here.
Ashley V Routson | Director of Awesomeness | Ashley@bisonbrew.com
ABOUT BISON® ORGANIC BEER: More than a beer, a movement.
Founded in 1989, Bison is dedicated to brewing balanced, drinkable and 100% organic beers with an interesting twist. Bison strives to lead by example, educating that one need not sacrifice the pleasures of everyday living to be green. Follow Bison on Twitter @bisonbrew and become a fan on Facebook: http://facebook.com/bison
For more information about Bison Organic Beer, check out http://bisonbrew.com
ABOUT LOGSDON FARMHOUSE ALES
Our traditional farmhouse brewery is located in Hood River County on a small farm where we also grow some of the hops we use in our beer. Truly handcrafted in every sense of the term. we prefer to use locally grown organic hops, not pulverized hop pellets. Our nursery of “sharbeekse kreik “(cherry) trees brought over from the small Bam’s orchard located in East Flanders are growing nicely. Follow Logsdon on Twitter @farmhouseales
For more information about Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, visit http://www.farmhousebeer.com