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  1. Collab Can Release: Marzen Of Our Lives w/ Doug Hasker

    Like Grains Through the Mash Tun of Time:
    This is The Marzen of Our Lives….

    Join us on the last Friday in March (3/30/18) as we drink delicious beers, watch soap operas, and enjoy some snacks.

    We love collaborations, and we love taking the time to improve our take on any style. Few people in San Diego have had the opportunity to contemplate the Marzen style than our lovely friend, Doug Hasker.

    Doug has brewed many a Marzen during his tenure as head brewer for a prominent lager brewery in town. When we sat down to discuss recipe ideas for our monthly collaboration/can release, he mentioned that, given the opportunity, he has a lot of thoughts about what he would do differently with the marzen style. We are excited to share that with you.

    As for the beer: we wanted to brew a beer that showcases high quality German malts, with a hint of floral hop character. We also wanted the beer to finish dry, so that the drinker could enjoy the sweet taste of the richer malt profile, without the beer actually being sweet/sticky (in other words, we love dry, clean finishing, and refreshing lagers).

    This light amber colored, malt forward beer is everything we could have dreamed of… and so was the opportunity to brainstorm, work(??), drink beers, and talk life with our friend.

    As for the name: we’ve had some wonderful conversations over the years regarding life, time, friendship, the industry, beer styles, etc… We share similar views about many of those things, so we wanted the beer to reflect that somehow. I revel in the opportunity to turn a thoughtful discussion into an irreverent conclusion, so there you have it.