Collaboration beers are a hot trend in the craft beer world with dozens of breweries joining together to brew up something unique. It’s a trend that embodies the spirit of cooperation that is prevalent in the industry. It’s not too shabby a marketing technique, either, adding plenty of one-off beers to entice the curious.
Montana brewers are getting in to the act with an effort that sounds like a ton of fun. This year’s Ales for Trails Brewfest in Billings will feature Trailhead Ales, a collaborative brew crafted by the brew masters of Red Lodge Ales, Montana Brewing Company, Angry Hanks, Carters, Yellowstone Valley Brewing, and Fat Jacks. In addition, each brewery will feature its own version of the ale to be sampled at the brewfest.
Now that’s an awesome idea. A community brew, plus six variations showcasing the talents of Billings area brewers. That alone should be well worth the price of admission. For more information on the Ales for Trails Brewfest, taking place September 23, 2011, see our post here.