Salvation. The name of two intricate Belgian-style ales created by us, Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing and Adam Avery of Avery Brewing. After becoming friends a few years ago, they realized that they both had a Salvation in their line-ups. Was it going to be a problem? Should one of us relinquish the rights? "Hell no!" they said. In fact, it was quickly decided that they should blend the brews to catch the best qualities of each and create an even more complex libation. In April 2004, in top-secret meeting at Russian River Brewing (well actually it was packed in the pub, and many were looking over our shoulders wondering what the hell was going on), they came up with the perfect blend of the two Salvations.