Life & Limb is a 10% ABV strong, dark beer that defies style characteristics—a collaboration between Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, DE, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, CA. The beer is alive with yeast—a blend of both breweries’ house strains—brewed with pure maple syrup from the Calagione family farm in Massachusetts, and bottle conditioned and naturally carbonated with birch syrup from Alaska for added complexity and shelf life. If stored under good conditions, this rich, full-bodied beer should age well for years.
In 1979, Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi built a brewery from dairy tanks, a soft-drink bottler, and equipment salvaged from defunct breweries. Named for Grossman’s favorite hiking grounds, Sierra Nevada has expanded to include not only award-winning ales and lagers, but also the elegant Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant.