Repoterroir CollaborationSeptember 12, 2011
Introducing Repoterroir a five-way farm stand collaboration brew between longtime friends and craft brewers: Allagash Brewing Co. (Portland, ME) Avery Brewing Co. (Boulder, CO) Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, DE) The Lost Abbey (San Marcos, CA) and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Chico, CA).
Repoterroir/Noun 1. A stock of ingredients, techniques, or pieces that a company or group of performers combines and is prepared to perform.2. The repossession or reclamation of the ideal of terroir from the wine world (where it means dirt) to the craft brewing world (where it means the creative thumbprint of the artisanal brewer).3. A distinct 5.5% ABV session-lager brewed with elemental, native terroir from the following collective of brewers: Sierra Nevada (wild rice, beets, cucumber, mint and carrots), Avery (Colorado alfalfa honey), Allagash (Maine purple potatoes), Dogfish Head (free-range Atlantic Ocean beach wood), and Lost Abbey (cage-free Pacific Ocean beach wood).
Born out of a backroom conversation in a Boulder restaurant and blooming into a full-blown cornucopia of a collaboration, Repoterroir is a coming together of like-minded craft beer compatriots. Brewed at Sierra Nevadas brewery in Chico, CA this sessionable lager beer reclaims the earthbound mantle of terroir from the grape-soaked, buttoned-down world of wine and repurposes it in a new sudsy sense.
Featuring natural ingredients contributed by each of the five breweries, this unique and earthy beer is complex and layered but ultimately drinkable. Using the full repertoire of skills from more than 86 combined years of brewing knowledge and skill, this lager combines traditional (and not so traditional) ingredients into an ideal summertime brew.
Repoterroir is an extremely limited draught-only offering available only at the tap rooms, tasting rooms and restaurants of the collaborating breweries. Keep your eyes peeled on the beer lists of your closest collaborator for more information on when this one-time-only brew will be unveiled.
Original Release Date: September 2011
See the oringial article on Dogfish.com.