Sycamore, Triple C collaborate for Boozehound release on Valentine’s Day
Hop(s), in the name of love.
Neighboring breweries Sycamore and Triple C pooled their talents together last month to brew Boozehound, a double IPA that will be released this Saturday (Valentine’s Day, if you’re unaware).
This is the first official collaboration release between two Charlotte breweries (there is still one in the works with Olde Mecklenburg and NoDa) and, according to the two, was a no-brainer.
“Before we even opened our doors to the public, Sycamore and Triple C had discussed brewing a beer together,” Sycamore co-owner Justin Brigham says. “We are very good friends with all of those guys, and it seemed like a great project to work on, especially as neighbors.”
Adds Triple C founder Chris Harker, “It was a lot of fun … we kicked a lot of ideas around and were happy with how it all came out.”
Boozehound comes in at 8.5 percent ABV and was brewed with Amarillo, Calypso, Citra, Mosaic and Warrior hops or, as Harker refers to it, “a bunch of sexy hops.”
While the beer was brewed at Sycamore, Brigham says it was “a true collaboration on all levels.”
“We worked on the recipe together, milled our grains together and hopped this beer together,” he adds. “We always wanted to divide the beer down the middle in terms of contributions. Our city makes such amazing beer, and I know both of our breweries are proud of what this collaboration means for all of us going forward.”
If you’ve ever been to either brewery, you know that both are very dog-friendly, hence the name of the beer. Furthering that point, $2 from every Boozehound pint sold will be donated to RescuedMe, a local nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates dogs in need while trying to find them new homes.
This release will only be available at the two breweries, which both open at noon on Saturday.