Deschutes Brewery and Boulevard Brewing collaborate on a White I.P.A.
Deschutes Brewery and Boulevard Brewing Company today announced that they
will release two versions of a new collaboration beer later this summer. The
style, which is described by brewmasters Steven Pauwels of Boulevard and
Larry Sidor of Deschutes as a White I.P.A., combines Boulevard’s expertise
in making Belgian-style witbiers with Deschutes’ mastery in brewing
hop-forward ales. The ale will be made at both breweries and released
simultaneously throughout each of their distribution territories.
“To say we’re excited about working with Deschutes on this project would be
an understatement,” said Pauwels. “We have a lot of respect for Larry and
his team, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with them through the
Pauwels and Sidor began exploring the idea of brewing together after
crossing paths several times at craft beer events around the country. The
brewers discovered they had much in common in their brewing philosophies,
both pushing the envelope whenever possible, yet remaining dedicated to the
time-honored traditions that keep them consistent and grounded.
“It will be interesting to see how similar the brews turn out despite being
brewed more than 1,600 miles apart,” said Sidor. “That’s part of the fun of
working together with a brewery like Boulevard. We both use the latest
technologies but also stay true to traditional brewing ingredients and
Despite both beers being characterized as White I.P.A.s, there will be
differences in packaging and in how they will ultimately taste. Brewed at
their Bend, Oregon facility, Deschutes’ version will be the second beer in
their new Conflux collaboration series and will be distributed throughout
their 18-state region in kegs and 22-ounce bottles. Their first
collaboration, brewed with Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, is still aging
in wood barrels.
Boulevard’s version, christened Collaboration No. 2, will be distributed
throughout their 20-state region as part of the Smokestack Series seasonal
lineup in kegs and 750ml bottles. The brewery’s first collaboration, a
partnership with distinguished Belgian brewer Jean-Marie Rock, was released
in January of 2010.
Located on the banks of the Deschutes River in beautiful Bend, Oregon,
Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from
their beer. That’s why we started off back in 1988, selling Black Butte
Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our
brewers love to buck convention, especially if it makes someone nervous. For
us, however, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of “Bravely
Done!” For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously
crafted beers, please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com, on Facebook at
facebook.com/Deschutes.Brewery or on Twitter at Twitter.com/DeschutesBeer.
Boulevard Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to be the largest specialty brewer in
the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers
using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing
techniques. Boulevard’s portfolio of year-round and seasonal beers is
available in fourteen states, primarily in the Midwest, with selected
offerings distributed in an additional six states. For more information
about Boulevard visit www.boulevard.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/Boulevard
or on Twitter at twitter.com/Boulevard_Beer.