Second Chance Beer Company®, a San Diego-based award-winning independent craft brewery, announced today a unique collaboration with AleSmith Brewing Company®called Blend-O-Matic™. Believed to be the first-of-its-kind, the collaboration features two beers, one recipe from each brewery, designed to be mixed and savored together.
Blend-O-Matic will be sold in a four-pack and feature a Brut IPA from AleSmith and a Hazy IPA from Second Chance. Both beers were brewed at Second Chance Beer Company with the AleSmith team. Beer enthusiasts are encouraged to combine the two IPAs and enjoy a deliciously-unique creation. The can art, designed by local Craft Beerd® founder Rudy Pollorena Jr., is reflective of the collaboration — the individual can designs complement one another and together make one imaginative, co-branded statement.
“Craft beer drinkers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and want innovation. But it still is beer, after all and they – and we – want it to be fun. We believe our concept of #blendwithafriend™ satisfies on all fronts,” explained Second Chance Beer Company CEO, Virginia Morrison.
“Marty and I have been friends for many years and it’s been wonderful to watch the success of Second Chance,” said Peter Zien, AleSmith Brewing Company Owner. “The idea of two distinct beers – one from each collaborating brewery – specifically designed to be blended together, is a novel concept, and I knew Marty and I would have a blast bringing it to life. Prepare yourself to experience something unique, fun, and most importantly delicious!”
The AleSmith Brut IPA exhibits notes of mango, white wine, lychee, and tropical fruit from a heavy dose of Nelson Sauvin. Featuring a delicate malt backbone, bone-dry finish, smooth and subtle bitterness, it is refreshing, intensely flavorful, and smooth.
The Second Chance Hazy IPA has a soft, fluffy mouthfeel with bountiful fruit flavors of passionfruit and pineapple from Vic Secret, papaya and apricot courtesy of Idaho 7, and blueberry, tangerine brought to the taste buds by Mosaic hops.
Combined together, the dry finish of the Brut and the softer, sweeter finish of the Hazy, creates a unique beer unlike anything that could be brewed on its own. Fresh, tropical hop aromas dominate the blend with a lighter, dryer body than the Hazy would have alone.
“Peter and I each have been in the beer industry for more than 20 years and we’ve never seen a collaboration like this before,” said Marty Mendiola, Co-founder and Brewmaster at Second Chance Beer Company. “As Brewmasters, we’re always combining ingredients and sometimes play around with mixing our own beers together. Why not, we thought, blend our beers into one? We’re reinventing the concept of a beer collaboration and can’t wait for people to experience Blend-O-Matic.”
The Blend-O-Matic duo of Brut IPA and Hazy IPA will be available in cans and on draft exclusively at Second Chance’s Carmel Mountain Ranch and North Park locations, beginning Saturday, Oct. 27 with widespread can distribution October 29, 2018.
For more information about the Blend-O-Matic collaboration and Second Chance Beer Company, visit www.secondchancebeer.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@secondchancebeer).