The name of a new collaboration between Stone Brewing Co. and Scotland-based BrewDog is an acronym for Black As Sin. Hoppy As Hell.
The beer being brewed is Super Bashah, a 9.7 percent ABV “black Belgian-style double IPA” brewed with Belgian yeast and chocolate malt. This is the third time the two breweries have collaborated, after BrewDog/Cambridge/Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner (10 percent ABV) and the original release of Bashah black double IPA (8.6 percent ABV), both of which were released in 2009.
The double IPA is one of the brewery’s Groundbreaking Collaborations that is being brewed at Stone’s new Berlin facility, which opened in Sept. 2015 after more than a year of construction. In 2014, StoneBerlin launched an Indigo campaign online that eventually raised more than $2.5 million to build the new brewery, with contributors having the option of being awarded large-format bottles of 14 different collaboration beers that will be produced in the next year.
However, smaller format bottles will be sold of some of the resulting collaborations, with Super Bashah being one example. Hawaii-based Maui Brewing Co. traveled to Berlin to brew the first collaboration in the series in July, and the brew date for Super Bashah is currently set for Sept. 29.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Super Bashah will be packaged in 750ml bottles, although larger format bottles will also be available to the Indigo contributors. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.