Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans of Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA

Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans of Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA

Announces Production Facility and New Brewpub in Planning

Spice Trade Chai Milk StoutBrand new cans of Spice Trade Brewing’s Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA are now available at liquor stores and bars across Denver’s metro area. With their debut comes the announcement of the brewery’s production facility and new brewpub in planning, slated for completion in 2018.

Chai Milk Stout epitomizes Spice Trade’s culinary and cultural style of brewing. This beer, awarded a silver medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival® in the Herb and Spice Beer category, is brewed with a secret family recipe blend of chai spices made in-house at Yak & Yeti Restaurants. The result is a chocolate and roast-forward stout that’s bursting with fresh chai tea aroma and flavor.

Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans

The Sun Temple IPA is the newest addition to Spice Trade’s core beer lineup. It’s a classic example of a juicy, hazy New England-style IPA fermented with a yeast strain that has evolved in Northern Vermont breweries. This IPA explodes with mango, peach, and citrus flavors but still finishes smooth and dry.

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Spice Trade Brewing has acquired a 15 barrel brewhouse for the brewery’s new production facility (location TBD) that will set up shop in a separate location from the Yak & Yeti restaurant in Arvada. Plans also include a communal tasting room and beer garden, and a full kitchen to serve eclectic street food from around the world. Spice Trade’s beers will continue to fill the taps at all three of Yak & Yeti’s restaurant locations.

For more information about Spice Trade Brewing’s new cans or production facility, or with any other media inquiries, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT SPICE TRADE BREWING CO.

Spice Trade Brewing Co. produces unique beer styles inspired by culinary ingredients and traditions from around the world. Formerly Yak & Yeti Brewpub, Spice Trade is now a stand-alone brewery operating out of Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Arvada, Colorado under the direction of Head Brewer Jeff Tyler who joined the company in summer 2016. The brewery hand-crafts a wide variety of beer in small batches on a 7 barrel brewhouse with a focus on high quality, ingredient centered beer. Find Spice Trade online at spicetradebrewing.com.

Guide to GABF Events

The Hop Head’s Guide to GABF Events

GABF Events


Win 2 Tickets to GABF!


Sunday, October 1st


Lupulin Fiasco @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

 

Monday, October 2nd


Live Radio event covering GABF @ Brix Taphouse

Tap Takeover: Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing @ Kline’s Beer Hall

Casey Brewing and Blending GABF 2017 Full Event Page

GABF Week – Sour Monday @ Freshcraft

GABF Release: Nightmare on Brett Marionberry @ Crooked Stave

GABF Colorado Night @ Good Zuur

Welcome Toppling Goliath To Colorado @ Tap and Handle (Fort Collins)

GABF Celebration @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF One Night Stand @ The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party Kick Off

Tuesday, October 3rd


Great American Bark Festival @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

Paramount Cafe Beer Festival @ Paramount Cafe

Love you Long time GABF tap takeover @ Southside Bar & Kitchen

Beers Made By Walking @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science

GABF California Breweries @ Good Zuur

CSA Distributing Takes Over @ The Crafty Fox

Snag the Swag Night – Gold Wrap Rare Trait Glass @ Cerebral Brewing

Rust Belt Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub

Thirst’s Tour Of Colorado @ Tap Fourteen

Rusty Nail Draft Release @ Cedar Creek Pub

GABF Week – Local Showcase Tuesday @ Freshcraft

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Mead Street Station

GABF Allstars @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Wednesday, October 4th


Greeley GABF Kickoff Party: Featuring Wiley Roots & WeldWerks

GABF Week Exclusive Bottle Releases! @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company

GABF Farm to Barrel @ Good Zuur

GABF Release Week // Mexican Chocolate Stout Variations @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Good Bugs Fermentation=Flavor GABF Event @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: Barrel Aged Beer Night @ Jakes Brew Bar

All-Star IPA Throwdown @ Falling Rock Tap House

Duvel USA GABF Pre-Party @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Pre-GABF Shindig @ Tivoli Brewing Co

A Night with Rare Barrel @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Pink Boots Rare Beer Tasting @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus

GABF Beer & Cookie Pairing & Small Batch Release @ Mockery Brewing

GABF Launch Party! @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Dogfish Heah Happy Hour with Sam Calagione GABF @ Avanti F&B

CO Craft Beer & Mile High Trivia @ Brix Taphouse

Colorado Invitational: GABF Kickoff Party – 2017 @ New Image Brewing Company

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Denver Biscuit Company

Great American Beer Festival Kick Off Party! @ CHUBurger RiNo

What the Funk!? Invitational 2017 *SOLD OUT* @ The Studios at Overland Crossing

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Thursday, October 5th


GABF Week – Casey Brewing & Blending @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Ska x Telluride – Spirit Animal Party! @ Freshcraft

Beer Hall Brawl ft. Melvin & Bierstadt @ Rackhouse Pub

Hops and Sours @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF Release Week // Barrel Aged Day @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Bus Rides, Beer, And Bourbon With New Holland Brewing @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

2nd Annual F@#*ing CTA Catalina Wine Mixer @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Funk, Wild and Sour @ Jakes Brew Bar

A night with Odd 13 Brewing @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

BLVD + Ommegang GABF Headquarters Party @ Appaloosa Grill

Wibby Brewing: Slam Dunkel Contest @ Lucky Pie (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Friday, October 6th


GABF Week, Casey Brewing & Blending @ Hops & Pie

GABF Casey, Jester King, & Side Project @ Goed Zuur

GABF Release Week // All things SOUR! @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Week: Odell & Stone @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Station 26  & Indeed Brewing @ Freshcraft

The GABF LAuGhER @ Rackhouse Pub

Enter The House of Flying Barrels

Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX

GABF Outer Range + Wiley Roots Specialty Beer Tap Takeover! @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: CSA Distributing Tap Takeover @ Jakes Brew Bar

Adroit Theory Tap Takeover & Collab Release @ Mockery Brewing

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Saturday, October 7th


GABF Week: Breakfast with The Bruery @ Freshcraft

Even the Losers Pity Party @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Trve & Green Flash @ Freshcraft

GABF Release Week // Coconut Snowed In @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Midwest Night @ Good Zuur

GABF Week: Surly Brewing @ Freshcraft

Trve & Friends GABF Tasting @ The Crafty Fox

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Tap Fourteen

GABF Finale ft. Toasted Coconut & Mayan Chocolate Mr. Sandman @ River North Brewery

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

GABF Events

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Amalgam Brewing launches their first sour beer to the public

Amalgam Brewing - Ascension

Amalgam Brewing launches their first sour beer to the public on September 9th. Ascension is a Gold- en Sour Ale which was fermented and aged in neutral and freshly emptied chardonnay barrels.

“We feel Ascension is the perfect beer to showcase our house culture. The interplay between the oak/ chardonnay, stone fruit and sharp acidity with a dry finish is a pro- file we can’t get enough of”… “look for this culture to be a consistent presence in future releases.”     Co-Owner Eric Schmidt

Ascension will only be available on Saturday, September 9th at Small Batch Liquors (4340 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212) as part of Amalgam’s Gypsy Bottle Release project. Sales start at 11am. 375 ml bottle / $12.99 (+tax). Limit 6 bottles per person. 550 bot- tles will be available. Any remaining bottles will be held for special events.
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Great Divide Brewing Collaborates with GRiZ on Chasing the Golden Hour

Great Divide Brewing is creating a new beer with chart topping musician GRiZ. Called Chasing the Golden Hour, the beer pays homage to GRiZ’s Mixtape which bears the same name. Both the music and beer are meant to capture the carefree good vibes during a sunset on a perfect summer evening.Chasing the Golden Hour

“We don’t make beer for people to drink in glass boxes, we make great beer for people to share with friends and build community,” said Shannon Berner, marketing manager at Great Divide Brewing. “This collaboration is a way to showcase our beer and GRiZ’s music together in an engaging way that resonates with our current fans while hopefully reaching some new ones.”

The collaboration was both creative and fun. GRiZ himself participated in most aspects of the process from selecting style to designing the crowler.

At 7.3 percent ABV, Chasing the Golden Hour has copious amounts of fresh, locally grown, Colorado peaches that accentuate the fruity notes from Great Divide’s four yeast Colette blend. While the fresh peach character is huge, the complexity of Colette provides a solid backbone and the beer finishes with the dryness you would expect from the original farmhouse ale. Just as complex and refreshing as the original, it’s perfect for chasing The Golden Hour.

“I wanted to help create a beer that was easy to drink and delicious. A beer you could bust out while watching a beautiful sunset and it would really fit the vibe. Great Divide understood that vision and was the perfect partner for Chasing The Golden Hour Ale,” said GRiZ.

As for the beer, on August 30th, Chasing the Golden Hour will be available at the Great Divide Tap Room and Barrel Bar. The beer will also be on tap at the Gothic Theater, Larimer Lounge, and the Ogden Theater, where GRiZ will perform a sold out live rehearsal on August 31st. GRiZ’s show at Red Rocks on September 1st and 2nd is sold out.

About Great Divide Brewing Company

Founded by Brian Dunn in 1994, Denver-based Great Divide Brewing Company has landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on BeerAdvocate’s “Top Rated Beers: Colorado” (2015). RateBeer.com named Great Divide among the “Top Brewers In the World” (2014), and “Top Brewer in Colorado” (2013) and 12th on their list of “Best Brewers In The World” (2013). At Great Divide, Bold Character is not just a catchphrase. It is the philosophy behind what they brew, how they think and what they believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.

About GRiZ

Grant Kwiecinski, otherwise known as GRiZ, is a saxophone playing electronic music producer who hails from Michigan and is well known for his talents in writing funk and soul-influenced dance music. GRiZ began playing saxophone in elementary school and later began to produce his own music digitally.  He attended Michigan State University for a period of time before dropping out to pursue his music career full-time. He first rose to fame after the release of his debut album, End Of The World Party, in 2011. Soon enough he was being asked to support pioneers such as Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and Big Gigantic. GRiZ now has five albums under his belt; Mad Liberation in 2012, Rebel Era in 2013, Say It Loud in 2015, Good Will Prevail in 2016, and just recently he released his remix album, Good Will Continue, in 2017 which he will tour beginning in October. GRiZ has previously traveled the globe, performing at some of the largest music festivals such as Electric Zoo, Electric Forest, HARD Summer LA, TomorrowWorld, Decadence, and Lollapalooza. For more information visit http://www.mynameisgriz.com.

Bell's Brewing Larry's Latest Sour

Bell’s Brewery to Release Larry’s Latest Sour Ale

Another new Bell’s beer will make its way to a larger audience soon.

Bell's Brewing Larry's Latest SourLarry’s Latest Sour Ale (5% ABV) will be packaged in 16 oz. cans (packaged in 4-packs), in kegs and in 12 oz. bottles (both 6-packs and 12-packs) for release in February.

Dry-hopped and kettle soured, Larry’s Latest Sour Ale offers a refreshing citrus tartness combined with incredible tropical aromas. This experimental beer combines the tartness you get from kettle soured beers like Oarsman Ale with aromatic hops varietals like Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy, El Dorado and more.

It is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry Bell, Bell’s Brewery founder and president, started in 1985.

“This beer is part of a long tradition of experimentation that those who visit our pub are more familiar with,” Laura Bell, CEO of Bell’s Brewery, said.

“The Eccentric Café’s Draught Board is used often to try out new ingredients and new beers. This is really the step in between creating something new and then giving it a formal name.”

“A lot of other Bell’s beers have followed this same path. Roundhouse, Quinannan Falls and even Two Hearted and Hopslam got their start as small trial batches that all went on to have their own place in our regular release calendar,” she added.

“It is a unique opportunity to give fans unique insight into where we are headed next and introduce more to the continued experimentation that has always been a part of who we are.”

As part of Bell’s seasonal release calendar in 2018, along with Oberon, Best Brown and Winter White, Larry’s Latest Sour Ale will stand-in for Smitten Golden Rye Ale.

“Smitten isn’t going away forever and may eventually find another home in our release calendar,” Bell said.

Larry’s Latest Sour Ale will be available in all states Bell’s distributes to, but will be limited.

Bell’s announced in late June that Arabicadabra, a brand new coffee milk stout, will start shipping this October in 12 oz. bottles (packaged in 6-packs and kegs). That beer also started as a Larry’s Latest trial batch.

For more information and for updates, keep an eye on Bell’s website, bellsbeer.com, or join them on social media.

ABOUT BELL’S BREWERY, INC.

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we’ve grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 500 people over a 31 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Our ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. 100% family-owned and independent, we strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and lagers. For more information, please visit bellsbeer.com.

You can also follow Bell’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Untappd.

Colorado Craft Beer

Colorado Brewers Guild Brings Back Hop the Vote During the Great American Beer Fest

Colorado Craft BeerThe Colorado Brewers Guild is bringing back Hop the Vote, a spirited but friendly competition between the Colorado State House of Representatives and Colorado State Senate, to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Hop the Vote is a time for Colorado legislators to set aside their differences and brew some beer.

The Hop the Vote initiative was introduced by the Colorado Brewers Guild in 2014 to highlight the importance of beer in the Colorado economy, as well as the relationship between lawmakers and Colorado craft brewers.

“During GABF all eyes in the craft beer industry will be on Denver, and that makes it the perfect time for a campaign like Hop the Vote,” said Steve Kurowski, operations director of the Colorado Brewers Guild. “The 300+ breweries account for $1.7 billion which directly impacts the state economy, and that means it is important to keep our legislators informed on what is going on with craft brewers.”

Each team will host a brew day at a Colorado brewery this month. While the competition will pit Representatives of the State House against State Senators, each team will have both Democrat and Republican members. The Colorado House of Representatives team will brew with 4 Noses Brewing (8855 W. 116th Circle, Suite 4, Broomfield CO 80021) on Thursday, August 24th. Team captains are Representative Alec Garnett (D-Denver) and Representative Hugh McKean (R-Loveland). The Colorado State Senate team will brew with Renegade Brewing (925 W 9th Ave, Denver CO 80204) on Friday, August 25th. Team captains are Senator Tim Neville (R-Littleton) and Senator Steve Fenberg (D-Boulder).

During the first three sessions at GABF, team members will be pouring and campaigning for their proud creations at the Colorado Brewers Guild booth; GABF attendees will also be able to sample the beers and cast their vote at each session. The winner will be announced on October 7th.

“By and large Colorado craft breweries are small businesses – hiring and purchasing locally, with significant local economic impacts,” said Andres Gil Zaldana, executive director of the Colorado Brewers Guild. “However, because the production, distribution, and sale of alcohol is highly regulated by state and federal government, harmful or unintended changes to the rules can have a significant impact on craft breweries, their employees, and their local communities. Hop the Vote allows craft breweries to develop personal relationships with local lawmakers and provides a platform to voice concerns and provides hands-on experience to teach lawmakers about the industry.”

About the Colorado Brewers Guild

The Colorado Brewers Guild is a non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs. CBG is dedicated to the improvement of business conditions and is an advocate for its members. CBG sponsors a variety of beer events each year designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of Colorado brewed beer.  For more information visit www.coloradobeer.org.

Grimm Brothers to Release Farmer’s Daughter Oktoberfest Lager

Grimm Brothers Farmer's DaughterGrimm Brothers is excited to announce the annual release of Farmer’s Daughter Oktoberfest Lager. Using various European specialty malts we created an elegant, complex, rich, malt-forward beer, slightly hopped for balance and lagered for a clean finish. The nose is full of malty complexity with notes of toasted bread, caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate. The aromatics transition to the taste buds as the same complexity intermingles on the tongue with a light-medium body, creamy mouthfeel, and a crisp, dry finish.

Farmer’s Daughter is a great fall seasonal just in time for Harvest, Loveland Oktoberfest, and all of your fall celebrations. It pairs well with your favorite German cuisine, including sausages and brats. Oktoberfest beers were originally brewed in the spring; cold stored throughout the summer in cellars or caves and served in autumn at traditional German festivals. While we don’t lager The Farmer’s Daughter all summer, we do, however, put a lot of love and care into this traditional Marzen Lager.

Odell Brewing Releases Pear Peach Sour

Odell Brewing Pyrus & PrunusOn July 31st, 2017 Odell Brewing released it’s fourth Cellar Series of 2017, Pyrus & Prunus, a barrel aged Pear Peach Sour.

Pyrus & Prunus is an oak aged sour golden ale brewed with heavy additions of pear and peach puree resulting in a full bodied, pleasantly effervescent, refreshingly tart ale. The two fruits work in harmony, as aromas of peach pie and fresh pear swirl from the glass. The tart complexity of the sour golden marries with ripe fruit flavors that burst forth with every sip.

“Every Coloradoan looks forward to the summer peach harvest,” explains Brent Cordle, Cellar Brewing Manager. “When we did some sensory trials with pear and peach, we saw an opportunity to work with the western slope fruit suppliers to keep things local. The combination of the two fruits work well to balance the lactic sour notes and create a refreshing, unique beer.”

Coming in at 9%, Brazzle will be available in limited quantities as  a single 750ml bottles across Odell’s 15-state distribution footprint.

City Star Brewing Releases Deadwood in Bottles: Imperial Red Ale Aged in Whiskey Barrels

City Star Brewing DeadwoodThe latest in the City Star Zoller Barrel Aged Series will be released in the City Star taproom on Saturday, August 19th: Deadwood is an imperial red ale aged 4 months in Spirit Hound Distillerswhiskey oak barrels. Held by candlelight, this beer is deep garnet in color. The Idaho 7 hops in the base beer impart apricot and tropical fruit notes to the aroma, while plum and dried cherry flavors from the whiskey barrels mingle on the tongue. The beer finishes with sweet whiskey notes and a mild lingering heat. “Working with a local distiller such as Spirit Hound is of great advantage to us since are able to receive barrels immediately after they have been emptied. Getting these ‘wet’ barrels at the peak of their freshness and filling them with beer grants us optimal flavor from the barrels.” (City Star Head Brewer, John Way) Lace up your boots and strap on your spurs, ’cause this brew is rowdy like the town it was named for. 11.4% ABV

Less than 500 bottles will be available for sale at $16/22oz bottle (1 case limit), AND Deadwood will be on draft for sampling. 

City Star Brewing DeadwoodEach bottle is dipped in wax and hand stamped with the City Star Brewing seal. With less than 500 bottles of Deadwood, we don’t expect our supply to stick around.

City Star Brewing offers award-winning, small batch ales, hand crafted on a 3.5 barrel brew system in the heart of downtown Berthoud, Colorado. The small town brewery was awarded Gold and Bronze medals at the famous, Great American Beer Festival in 2015 and 2013.  City Star first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a destination for craft beer lovers near and far.

City Star’s taproom is open daily: Mon-Wed 2-9pm, Thu-Fri 2-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm. Six “mainstay” brews are always on tap: Cowboy’s Golden lager, Local Yokel pale ale, Red Necktar American red ale, All American IPA, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition, four taps are always dedicated to specialty beers.

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