Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is putting a little more German influence into its seasonal Oktoberfest brew by collaborating with a different German brewing partner on each of its annual releases.
The inaugural collaboration will be with Brauhaus Riegele, a family-owned brewery that operates in Germany's Bavaria region and has been in business for more than 600 years.
"We're honored that Brauhaus Riegele, a real cornerstone of German craft brewing, is kicking off this Oktoberfest collaboration with us," said Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada's founder, in a statement.
"We're both family owned, our children are hands on, and we share a passion for great beer. We're aligned in so many ways, and we're excited about the outstanding beer that's emerged," he said.