Boulder Beer ShakenBake(Boulder, CO) – Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Microbrewery, gets knee deep in craft beer with their friends in California. More than Ricky Bobby’s catchphrase in Talledaga Nights, Shakenbake is the name of the golden colored Rye India Pale Ale collaboration brew created by Knee Deep Brewing Company and Boulder Beer Company.

Shakenbake was brewed at Boulder Beer Company, with the assistance of Knee Deep’s Brewmaster Jeremy Warren, exclusively for the Sacramento and San Francisco Beer Weeks and will be tapped at the opening gala in San Francisco on Friday, February 8th.

“We are excited to be working with such an innovative, up and coming brewery,” said Boulder Beer Brewmaster David Zuckerman. “We have a personal connection and a mutual respect for each other and the art of craft beer.”

Brewed with ingredients from both states, Shakenbake features the California-grown hops Ivanhoe, Gargoyle and Chinook. The Pale Malt used was grown in Colorado and malted at the artisan Colorado Malting Company located in Alamosa, Colorado. Northwest Amarillos round out the hops, providing a bright, citrusy nose. A variety of other quality malts and rye impart a golden color, slight spiciness and a dry finish, accentuating the hops.

Located in Lincoln, California, Knee Deep Brewing got their start in late 2010 and has grown rapidly and is quickly acquiring a reputation for outstanding IPA’s and other unique brews. Their Hoptologist is an award-winning Double IPA and Simtra (3X IPA) was rated 98 out of 100 by Beer Magazine and #2 in the top 30 beers of 2012. Knee Deep beers are currently distributed in six states and the company is currently planning to expand into a much larger facility later this year. Once their move is completed, look for Knee Deep to be available throughout the US.

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