Jim Koch, brewer and founder of The Boston Beer Co., and Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, partnered for the first collaboration beer for Savor, the Brewers Association’s annual beer and food pairing dinner. Savor Flowers is designed to be enjoyed by itself or paired with food. Calagione created rosewater through an age-old distillation process as the base of the liquid in the beer. The rosewater inspired the addition of dried lavender, hibiscus, jasmine and rosebuds that are mixed in during the brewing process. The beer also features a hop breed known as No. 369 that is grown for its amped-up floral notes. Savor Flowers is aged in Barrel One — the same bourbon barrel Koch used to age the first batch of his extreme beer, Triple Bock. The beer was available to all attendees of Savor: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience from June 3-4 in Washington, D.C. Attendees had the chance to sample as well as bring a 750-ml. bottle of the collaboration beer home with them.
The Boston Beer Co., Boston
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