‘Tis a tale of shared passion, mojo and simpatico that spells the impetus of this fine, collaboratively birthed IPA. Picture it, Washington, D.C., May 2014: Brewers hailing from both sides of the country find each other in a tightly packed room. They share beers, stories, and laughs, forming a friendship that will stretch far beyond SAVOR, the two-day beer-and-food fete that’s brought them together. Skip ahead to fall of the same year and it’s plain to see, 2014 has been a good year for both factions, with Coronado Brewing Company being named Champion Mid-Sized Brewing Co. and Brewmaster at the World Cup and Devils Backbone Brewing Company capturing Champion Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. Such feats are made to be celebrated and, in the brewing industry, beer is how that’s done. This is the first of two collaboration beers this dynamic duo will brew—an IPA given bright citrus and tropical fruit character care of Centennial and Mosaic hops, plus a burst of woody rusticity from Northern Brewer. Consider it Chapter One to an epic saga that’s only getting started.