Introducing the Bottleshop Collaboration Project
March 13, 2017 - 7:21 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
Eleven Washington bottleshops (listed below) recently teamed up for the Bottleshop Collaboration Project. The goal is to promote a spirit of comradery and share a mutual love of good beer. The group will work with local breweries to produce a series of small-batch beers. Some will be draft only, others will be bottled and/or canned. The first beer in the series, Soul Proprietor IPA byCloudburst Brewing, is scheduled for release on March 24th
“My goal with this project is to create a spirit of friendship and comradery between our local beer stores," says Jordan White, General Manager of Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District. "We've committed to partnering in order to create unique collaborations that highlight the need for independent beer retailers. As chain stores become more savvy in their buying practices, it makes perfect sense to pool our industry connections, buying power, and experiences."
For the first release, the Bottleshop Collaboration Project teamed up with Seattle’s Cloudburst Brewing to create Soul Proprietor IPA, recognizing that brewery's prowess for producing that style. The group is formulating plans with other breweries but is not ready to share that information.
Soul Proprietor IPA was brewed with Chinook, Citra and Galaxy hops and a ton of Mosaic hop dust. It will be simultaneously tapped at 5:00 PM on Friday March 24th at the participating beer retails (listed below ) and at Cloudburst Brewing. Only 17 kegs were produced.
Participating beer retailers in the Bottleshop Collaboration Project:
- Bottleworks (Seattle)
- Chuck’s Hop Shop- Central District (Seattle)
- Chuck’s Hop Shop- Greenwood (Seattle)
- Edison City Alehouse (Tacoma)
- Elizabeth Station (Bellingham)
- Malt And Vine (Redmond)
- Pint Defiance (Tacoma)
- Special Brews (Lynnwood)
- TeKu Tavern (Seattle)
- The Beer Authority (Seattle)
- The Beer Junction (Seattle)