It's not every day that we talk the time to appreciate how lucky we are to do what we do, but having the opportunity to collaborate with the great folks at Fine Balance was a good reminder. This collab was born out of a meeting and instant friendship between Caitlyn and Fine Balance's Jamie. We decided to do a mashup of our Astro Ever After IPA and their Oats and Cream IPA - enter... Symbiosis. We subbed out some of Astro's trademark wheat to load up on Oats and used lactose to add a subtly sweet smoothness. We haven't used lactose in a hoppy beer for quite some time, and this beer might change that. There's no bitterness to speak of - it's berry forward in its hop profile and finishes with an orange creamsicle kind of vibe. We love it, and we loved making it. We're excited to share it with you!