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Breweries co-brew beer

January 2, 2015
| By Pat Evans |
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Comstock Park-based Perrin Brewing Co. is part of Oskar Blues Holding Co. Photo via

A brewery has partnered with a nationally known Colorado brewer to co-brew a new beer.

Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colo. said this week that Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park has hosted brewers from Oskar Blues to make a lager with plenty of corn.

The collaborative beer, Cornlaboration, is available at the Perrin Brewing taproom and on tap across Michigan.

Oskar Blues hinted at another brewing of the beer this winter at its brewing facility for a wider distribution.

Corn-based brew

Beers utilizing corn are often looked down upon as a major ingredient in macro-beers, but the collaboration is intended to show off the strength of corn.

The brew brings together “corn, full-pint malt, German hops and Denmark lager years” in a 5.8-percent ABV beer, with 45 IBUs.

Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues Brewery, founded as a brewpub in 1997, was one of the first breweries to make heavy use of cans when it launched products in the container in 2002.

Following the opening of a production facility in 2008 in Colorado, the brewery has seen production growth, growing from 59,000 barrels in 2011 to 86,750 barrels in 2012.

In late 2012, Oskar Blues opened a production brewery in Brevard, N.C.

Together, the two locations produced 119,000 barrels in 2013, with distribution in 37 states. 

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