Born out of mutual respect and appreciation comes FOCOllaboration Ale, the first beer ever brewed collaboratively from both Odell Brewing and New Belgium Brewing. FOCOllaboration, an American Pale Ale, pours a deep, coppery hue. Caramel-kissed Fawcett Crystal Malt (an Odell favorite) delivers sweet, malty tones while Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops (New Belgium staples) offer herbal, fruity and piney notes. At 6.7% and 55 IBUs, FOCOllaboration offers a Colorado craft beer mashup for the ages.
“Over the years we’ve shared everything from laughter, to beers, to perspective,” said New Belgium Brewing Chief Executive Officer Kim Jordan. “FOCOllaboration celebrates that camaraderie and the mutual respect of being a couple of brewers who grew up together in the same neighborhood.”
Odell and New Belgium are located less than a mile apart in what has been affectionately called the Beermuda Triangle of Fort Collins Brewing.
“After working just down the street from each other for 23 years, it seemed the right time to brew something together,” said Odell Co-founder Wynne Odell. “Our collaboration beer combines our long term friendship with our collective creativity resulting in a delightful, neighborly brew.
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach.
New Belgium Brewing is a 100-percent employee-owned brewery, a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp.