Once upon a time, way back in the year 2009 A.D., Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head decided to collaborate on a brew dubbed “Life and Limb.” This brew would be an American Strong Ale, weighing in at 10.2%. Whether they didn’t think it would sell, or didn’t have the capacity to run more, I don’t know, but there was an incredible demand which overpowered supply and became a highly sought after beer. Fortunately they decided to release this beer again, while increasing production so that more people will have access to it. I think I remember hearing it was 4x the amount this time around, but don’t quote me….
From the SN website (grammar and all)…
“They say there are no second acts in American life, but this beer is living proof that sometimes-if we are very lucky-we get another shot at bringing something great into the world. In the fall of 2009, Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada created Life & Limb to celebrate our extended brewing families. That beer was so popular that it was sold out nationwide in less than two weeks and proved once-and-for-all, that the wild and wonderful world of craft beer was healthy and vibrant. Because of that wonderful response, we’ve decided to brew the beer againsomething like a Life & Limb redux. Using the same recipe, but a different package, we invite you to raise a glass once again to the rambling and rambunctious craft beer family tree. Life & Limb 2 will be available nationwide in limited supply starting mid-August 2011”
I am going to steal the part about raising a glass to the craft beer family tree in something I write, because that was a pretty cool line.
Anyhow, what brought about this long-winded post was a txt from my friend Josh over at Portage Liquor on Portage Ave in South Bend. He told me he is getting an entire case of this beer, and asked that I get the word out. When I hear that it’s been delivered, I will let you know. This is a limited edition brew, which may or may not ever be crafted again. Pick up a bottle or two and enjoy!