Two of the biggest successes in the craft beer boom are combining to help Oregon's Deschutes Brewing to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Bell's production manager, Tim Gossack, is one of eight former Deschutes brewers invited back to brew a one-time only anniversary beer. This collectible is named "Schwarzbier", a dark lager. The ABV is 6.4%.

According to a release from Bell's and Deschutes, Gossack was the head brewer at Deschutes from 1990 until 1996. Gossack's recipe is a modified version of one he created after leaving Deschutes.

(Bell's Brewry via YouTube)

“Deschutes Brewery launched my career in brewing and I have been forever grateful to have worked there. I was hired for my science background and cursory knowledge of beer brewing and beer styles", Gossack said. "“But, I think I was truly hired for my strong back and hardworking farmer boy background. I could shovel mash, move full kegs and carry two bags of grain up the stairs at a time!”

"Schwarzbier" will begin shipping to Deschute’s distributors in late August in states that Bell’s does and does not currently distribute to. The can will include the Bell’s logo and the story of this collaboration beer.

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