Both breweries started up around the same time, and make fantastic and extremely unique beers beyond your usual style classifications. Here they've teamed up. The Bruery's lineup appeared on Chicago shelves about a year ago, and I've yet to see Cigar City here besides at the Half Acre holiday party (a delicious, coffee-enhanced stout or porter if I remember it right).
from the press release:
An Imperial Oud Bruin developed from a mutual love of classic Belgian technique blended with modern American ingenuity. Spending over a year in barrels, both bourbon and wine, has left this dark sour ale layered with notes of cranberries, tropical fruits, leather and aged balsamic vinegar, balanced by wood tannins and roasted malt.
Raise a glass and toast to the success of fledging breweries across this great nation!
ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 15, SRM: 20, Schizzles: 6,
Release: All Bruery Distributed Regions, Spring 2011
I am unaware what a Schizzle is in this context. Dollars?