Wyoming microbreweries unveil collaboration beer

May 11, 2012

It’s American Craft Beer Week, and Wyoming microbrewers are unveiling their collaborative effort on tap.
This spring, the state’s 13 microbreweries gathered at Wind River Brewing Company in Pinedale to make the country’s first 100-percent participation collaboration brew.

Steve Simpson is the head brewmaster at Snowy Mountain Brewery, and came up with the idea for the project.

“It’s a IPA and it’s really hopped. Heavy. We all used the hops everybody brung. We all brung about 5 pounds of hops. So for 12 breweries, so it’s about between 50 and 60 pounds of hops we put into it.”

Simpson says their collaboration, called “WY-P-A” will be available at microbrewery’s across the state this week.

He adds that brewers had fun working – and celebrating – together, and they hope to create a more-advanced style beer next year.