Both breweries are embarking on brewing the first of two special release India Pale Lagers in celebration of our medal-winning beers. One will feature a Colorado specific ingredient, the other, a uniquely North Carolina addition. While the brewers are hard at work hashing out the final details of these recipes and firing up the brew kettles, we realized there was an additional golden opportunity presented to us recently. Last week, two games determined the fate of our two states, going head-to-head in Super Bowl 50. Given that we’ve got the collaboration aspect under control, we thought we could have a little friendly competition to spice things up a bit. In one week, Colorado and North Carolina will compete in TWO of America’s favorite pastimes: Football and Beer. The terms are simple(;)the brewery in the losing state has to dress up in the winning team’s colors while drowning their sorrows in some Coors Banquet Beer. In addition, the losing team will donate a set amount of money to the animal rescue of the winning team’s mascot, horses in Colorado, wild cats in North Carolina). What this comes down to is that in one week we’ll be sent a photo of our friends at Sycamore dressed to the nines in blue & orange, sipping on some Coors Banquet flavored with their tears.