SAVOR Collaboration Beer

Terra Incognita will start in California malt fields and finish on Washington, D.C. tables

Boulevard Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. are collaborating to brew a beer exclusively for SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience. Drawing inspiration from the California Trail, which effectively starts in Kansas City, near Boulevard, and ends in Northern California, the brewers have named the exclusive beer “Terra Incognita,” a nod to the bold explorers who traveled the trail.

The beer itself will take a similar cross-country journey, albeit in a West-to-East direction. Sierra Nevada will start the process with their Estate-Grown pale malt, amber malt, wheat and unmalted wheat. They’ll hop the beer with Bravo and Styrian Goldings during the boil, and they’ll finish by dry-hopping with East Kent Goldings. Then, the beer will travel the California Trail in reverse to reach Boulevard, where it will be treated with Brettanomyces, aged in Missouri Oak barrels, then bottled in time for SAVOR.

Check out the complete photo gallery and the video documenting the final blending that took place at Boulevard in February.

Terra Incognita at SAVOR

Beer lovers hoping to try this collaboration beer will want to mark their calendars for June 8 and 9, as Terra Incognita will only be available at SAVOR in Washington, D.C. In keeping with tradition, guests will receive a bottle of the collaboration beer as an exit gift. The beer will also be served with a paired dish at the event, and a salon will be offered both nights featuring Ken Grossman, John McDonald, Steven Pauwels and Steve Dresler, discussing the beer and the collaboration process.

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