Official Press Release for TOPO of the Triangle Collaboration Beer
TWO TEAMS, TWO CITIES, TWO BREWERIES & 10.8 Miles between them as they get together to offer a collaboration beer that may just turn out to be the bitterest beer in NC.
On FEB 18, 2015, Durham’s Triangle Brewing Co. and Chapel Hill’s Top of the Hill Brewery will be brewing their first ever collaboration brew; A Beer Divided Pale Ale, a special recipe beer, designed and brewed by the owners and brewers. The new Co-Head Brewers’ from Top of the Hill Brewery (Aaron Caracci & Chris Atkins) teamed up with Rick Tufts (Head Brewer from Triangle Brewing Company), to design a recipe for their American-Style Pale Ale. This style of beer is a hop forward Pale Ale with enough malt character to balance out the insane amount of hops added to the kettle. It will measure in at 5.5%abv.
The beer will be brewed at Top of the Hill Brewery on Feb. 18, 2015 the day of the first men’s basketball game of the season between UNC and Duke. The beer will be served approximately 3 weeks later leading up to the tip off of the final regular season game between these rivals. The beer will be available on draft at Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery and Triangle Brewing Company’s Pint & Plate, along will a few other select accounts in Chapel Hill and Durham.
In addition to this collaboration beer, the breweries will be participating in a friendly wager on the March 7, 2015 game. The losing team’s brewers and owners will have to guest bartend at their respectful rivals brewpub for an evening of fun and shame.
Company: Triangle Brewing Company
Contact: Rick Tufts Email; Rick@trianglebrewery.com