Collaboration Is What California Craft Beer Is All About

Sharing ideas, co-creating and lifting each other up is at the heart of California's brewing industry.

CA Craft Beer Week was forged in this spirit, and why collaboration releases garner so much extra love and attention.

Headlining are those releases from members of the California Craft Brewers Association, a statewide nonprofit trade organization that promotes and protects independent craft breweries year round. Nearly twenty of California's best craft breweries are producing California Craft Brewers Collaborations this year, releasing in time for CA Craft Beer Week.

Each brewery took its turn designing a recipe with its own spin, some making textbook IPAs, some diverging into other styles — all making clear statements through their labor that community matters, contributing matters, and protecting craft beer's fragile existence in the face of economic, marketplace and legislative challenges matters. Below is the round up of these collaboration releases, out now, for CA Craft Beer Week. Seek them out and help support California's small independent craft breweries.

Learn more about this important fundraiser at the CCBA's California Craft Brewers Collaborations page.