Collaborations can often lead to some very good things. Take Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker IPA for instance, it originally started out as a collaboration between Deschutes and Boulevard Brewing which they called Collaboration No. 2.
If you remember, Collaboration No. 2 (or Conflux No. 2 for the Deschutes side) was a mash-up of an American IPA and a Belgian-style Witbier. Apparently Deschutes thought this collaboration was the bee’s knees and they were so infatuated with the beer that they created a new beer inspired by the original that and have named it Chainbreaker IPA.
Well, this Thursday, July 19th, you’ll have your first opportunity in St. Louis to try this one-of-a-kind beer. Beginning at 5PM, Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar will be serving the first keg of Chainbreaker to hit the St. Louis market.
Deschutes’ Karen King will be on hand to hand out some Deschutes schwag and introduce people to this tasty white IPA. Here’s a description of the beer from the Deschutes website:
Deschutes is taking you into the next beer frontier. Brewed with wheat and pilsner malt; this IPA displays beautiful citrus aromas from Cascade and Citra hops that meld with the esters of Belgian yeast. Think thirst quenching hopped-up wit beer with enough IBUs to warrant the IPA name.
It should be noted that we will only see draft to begin with, we should hopefully begin seeing the beer arrive in bottles sometime in October.