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Episode # 296: Collab Button Brew

Life On Tap Episode #296: Collab Button Brew

Dan opens Collab Button Brew, a brown ale/cider blend from Rare Form Brewing Company, as his seventh beer from the NYS Craft Beer Box.

Rare Form Brewing Company Collab Button Brew

STYLE: Brown Ale/Cider Blend with cranberries and cinnamon
ABV: 6.6%
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce cans (Limited)

Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and Untappd.


Deep brown in color with off-white almost tan head.


Festive, holiday smell with the cinnamon and cranberry leading off with a hint of roastiness from the brown ale portion.


Super-intriguing, with both parts of the blend expressing their flavor profiles before the fruit and spice come into overlap. The cranberries persist for a long time on the finish.


Similar to a brown ale in weight, with the cider and tartness from the cranberries offsetting a bit.


A fascinating blend to be sure…I am super glad I got to try this, though your mileage may vary if you do not like cranberry. Pairing-wise, I wanted a Gobbler Sandwich aka Thanksgiving Leftovers of turkey, cranberry, etc., though I could see this as a pre-Thanksgiving aperitif of sorts.

Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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