Two of Connecticut's breweries are going "Nano a Nano" with their new collaboration beer, marking the occasion with a release party Oct. 30.
Relic Brewing of Plainville and Beer'd Brewing of Stonington recently partnered to create the Belgian Black Rye IPA, "which mixes the hop forward strengths of Beer'd with Relic's Farmhouse Belgian flair," according to a news release. The beer's label notes ingredients such as Belgian yeasts, rye, Blackprinz malt, and simcoe and Columbus hops.
Relic's owner Mark Sigman and Beer'd owner Aaren Simoncini will host the event at Sigman's brewery starting at 6 p.m., which is free and open to the public. The gathering is a chance to try both brewers' version of the recipe and purchase growlers and merchandise, as well as limited edition bottles, Sigman said.
The collaboration was inspired by local beer blogger Aron Daniels, who goes by Craft Brew Guy. In a post on his site, Daniels explains the genesis of his idea, which began with online discussion about a potential joint project between the breweries back in July. He then contacted the brewers, who later decided on the Belgian Black Rye IPA to combine their strengths, Sigman said. Daniels is credited on the beer's label.
Relic Brewing is at 95 Whiting Street in Plainville. 860-255-4252, relicbrewing.com.
Beer'd Brewing is at 22 Bayview Ave, #15 in Stonington. 860-857-1014, beerdbrewing.com.