Today I had the pleasure of cracking open one of the two collaboration beers that came out this year. Bear Republic, Stone, and Fat Head's brewery all worked together on this fine beer, simply titled TBA.
TBA is a brown ale brewed with molasses and brown sugar. It is also classified as "extra hoppy" which I can say is true, especially poured right out of the bottle. (That's for true!)
In my mind, TBA is so hoppy that it reminds me of an IPA (India Pale Ale), but has the flavor of a brown ale (Mind=blown). This pairing of flavors/beer types makes for an interesting combination and one that I could get used to drinking.
I even used the new mug I got for my birthday this year from my aunt and uncle to celebrate my first time tasting this beer.
Head Brewer Matt Cole's statement about TBA right on the bottle