The Media Is More Than Just Covering This Year's Event, They've Brewed For It Too
After last year's Collaboration Fest, the local media collectively decided they wanted to be more involved this year. Writers and personalities from niche beer blogs, larger online publications and TV news got together and started brainstorming ways to get further immersed. And they didn't mean just to produce stories and news coverage of the festival or the beers featured at the event. Finally they decided to actually brew a beer for the festival, and with a little help from Lost Highway, it's now in the fermentors!
The group decided to brew a Belgian Chocolate Stout. When asked how they arrived at what style to brew, Mark from Brewtally Insane noted, "Lost Highway Brewing is owned by James and Tina Pachorek, the same folks that own The Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café. The businesses are located next door to each other and we wanted to come up with a beer that would tie the two together. Given The Cheeky Monk’s delicious Belgian influenced menu, the idea of a Belgian Waffle Stout was briefly thrown around, but Chocolate seemed a more natural choice."
The brains behind the beer included American Craft Beer Radio, Focus on the Beer, PorchDrinking, Eric Gorski, Ed Sealover, Kyle Clark, Dustin Hall and Jonathan Shikes. They were assisted in the brewhouse by James and T.J. from Lost Highway. Look for these mugs below at the festival and compare tasting notes on the beer they crafted!