Ska Brewing Co. just can't get enough of us bloggers. The Durango brewery has now invited Westword's Jonathan Shikes, who blogs for the Denver weekly as Beer Man, to brew with them.
Shikes flew down to Durango on Tuesday to brew an imperial Pilsener along with the Ska boys, he says on Westword. Orange Blossom Imperial Pilsner will be put on tap at 27 Old Chicago locations around Colorado.
This is Ska's second collaboration with beer bloggers. A year ago, Ska co-founder Dave Thibodeau invited yours truly and Jeff Hammett, a former Durangoan now in San Diego, to brew with them.
In our collaboration with Ska last year, I brewed a 10-gallon batch of an imperial red ale based on Pinstripe, while Hammett went with a Belgian-American IPA. We tapped the beers at Ska's HQ to cheering throngs.
It sounds like Shikes' batch will be quite a bit larger. I guess Thibodeau wasn't too scarred from his experience working with bloggers.
Cheers to Shikes, and Ska, for another cool blogger-brewer collaboration. It doesn't sound like the beer will be available locally, but I'll let you know if that changes.