Beer • Beverage News
Life & Limb / Limb & Life: Sierra Nevada & Dogfish Head Join Forces
Originally posted on: Sunday, September 20, 2009
The Mutineer blog made waves when it debuted the artwork behind the much anticipated Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head collaborations “Life & Limb” and “Limb & Life”. Check out a more recent post about a keg tapping of these landmark beers for an update on the situation.
A collaboration that people have been waiting on for years has finally become a reality. Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head have joined forces to release “Life & Limb”, which will be released in November in 24oz bottles as well as a super-limited draft only “Limb & Life”.
From the press release:
“Life & Limb is a 10% ABV strong beer that defies style characteristics, brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts and estate barley grown on the Grossman ‘farm’ at the brewery in Chico. The beer is alive with yeast—a blend of both breweries’ house strains-bottle conditioned for added complexity and shelf life, and naturally carbonated with birch syrup fresh from Alaska; it is the first beer we know of ever to use birch syrup in the brew. If stored under good conditions, this rich, full-bodied beer should age well for years. Life & Limb will be available in 24oz. bottles and limited draft starting this November.“
“Limb & Life is a companion to the big beer-an acorn off the larger tree. It is a 5% ABV small beer—a low-gravity beer made using the residual sugar as ‘second runnings’ from the first larger brew, fortified with American hops. This is a session beer. Its big brother is a sipper. Limb & Life will be a limited draft- only product, a prelude to the bigger beer, available in select bars and restaurants this October.“
The beer will be bottled at Sierra Nevada in Chico, CA and will be distributed through their distribution network. About 3,000 cases will find their way across the country, with most of it ending up in Northern California, Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania.