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Station 26 Brewing Co. to Release Juicy Banger IPA in 6-Pack Cans

Station 26 Juicy BangerStation 26 Brewing Company’s Juicy Banger IPA is now available in canned six-packs across the brewery’s distribution footprint in Colorado.

Since its debut in 2014, Station 26’s award-winning Juicy Banger IPA has won over the hearts of hop-loving Colorado beer drinkers. It’s a 7.4 percent ABV IPA brewed with Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic hops that yield flavors of apricot, papaya, and honey.”

“Canning Juicy Banger IPA makes the beer more accessible to hopheads across the FrontRange,” says Station 26 founder Justin Baccary. “We are excited to share our flagship beer with friends new and old.”

Juicy Banger IPA joins Station 26’s canned beer family that also includes Colorado Cream Ale, Tangerine Cream, American Copper, and Pale Ale. It is now available in six-packs across the Denver Metro and Boulder areas.

For more information about Station 26, contact Emily Hutto at


Station 26 Brewing Co. brews craft beers in a 1960 fire station in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood.The brewery was founded in 2013 by Justin Baccary and friends. It’s an ideal first stop for travelers coming from Denver International Airport. Find the brewery online at

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


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

Odell Brewing Releases a Golden Tart

Bring on the Sunny Rain

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On July 24th, 2017,  Odell Brewing introduced a new limited release in cans, Sunny Rain Golden Tart.

“We see a lot of dry-hopped sours that are very bold and lingering. They have their place in our beer fridge, but we were inspired to find a more delicate balance of hops and tart,” says Brendan McGivney, our COO. “That’s where Sunny Rain ventures into new territory.”

In a category all it’s own, Sunny Rain is a dry-hopped golden ale that balances a tart citrus-like character with a subtle bite and a bright hoppy aroma.  

“Balancing tart and hops reminded us of other unlikely pairs,” explains Eric Smith, CSMO. “Like a light sprinkle of rain on a sunny Colorado day, this beer is unexpected and pleasantly refreshing.”

Sunny Rain Golden Tart will be available in 6-pack 12oz cans and draft beginning July 24th throughout the brewery’s 15-state distribution footprint.

About Odell Brewing - Odell Brewing is an independent, family and employee owned regional craft brewery. Since 1989, the culture of family and collaboration has thrived, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted and innovative brews. Odell Brewing is committed to providing exceptional service to its customers while making positive contributions to their co-workers and community through its outreach and charitable giving programs. Odell Brewing was named the “Best Medium Sized Company to Work For” in Colorado in 2015 and is the 27th largest craft brewery in the United States.
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Stone Brewing 2017

Stone Brewing Announces 2017 Beer Release Calendar

Heavy metal collaborations and a single hop series among this year’s highlights

Stone Brewing announces a calendar of beer releases that epitomizes the ideals of true independent craft. Chock-full of collaborations and innovation, this year’s lineup includes the marquee beers that define Stone’s past and the delightful new addition of beers defining its future.

“2016 had Team Stone welcoming fans to our Berlin, Germany and Richmond, Virginia breweries for the first time while we produced some really exceptional beers along the way,” said Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO. “In 2017 we’ll be putting those new facilities to work brewing beers that truly embody Stone and that continue to push boundaries as only independent craft brewers can do.”

The year kicks off with two new additions to the brewery’s year-round offerings: Stone Ripper, a San Diego Pale Ale that launched nationally this month and Stone Tangerine Express IPA, an IPA packed with whole tangerine and pineapple, releasing in early February. Two ongoing series also launching this month will reinforce Stone’s commitment to craft, exemplifying collaboration and innovation. Those include the ongoing Stone Hop Revolver IPA series and a series of exceptional collaborations.

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The opening of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station in 2013 provided Stone’s brewers with the additional opportunity to experiment with single hop IPAs beyond their work on the pilot brewery in Escondido. Exploring new hops and existing ones in a singled out fashion has been an important part of the team’s innovation practices since the brewery’s inception.

“Our love of hops has led us to years of experimentation and seeking out new and different varieties,” explained Jeremy Moynier, senior innovation program manager. “We have worked with so many great hops over the last 20 years from our early love of Centennial in IPA, to all the trials with El Dorado and Lemon Drop that led to Stone Delicious IPA and our current fascination with HBC 291 (now called Loral™). We got to see that hop in its infancy, walking the Hop Breeding Company plots with Jason Perrault at Perrault Farms a few years back. In recent years we have been able to further share this excitement with our fans through the single hop trials in The Lupulin Loop series from Kris Ketcham, our senior manager of brewing & innovation down at Liberty Station. Releasing these single hop IPAs in wider release through the Stone Hop Revolver IPA series is the next step in inviting our fans to share in the joy of hops!”

Stone’s new Hop Revolver IPA will be an ongoing addition to Stone Mixed Packs. The first is brewed with Loral™ Hops, originally used by Stone to brew Do These Hops Make My Beer Look Big? for the 2015 American Hop Convention. The name, a combination of “lemon” and “floral” gives way to the most distinctive attributes of this hop, producing a beer that’s citrusy and fruity with a light herbal backbone and a big floral nose.

Stone Hop Revolver IPA will debut the week of January 23 in 12-ounce bottles included in Stone Mixed Packs only.

Stone Mega Wheat2017 Collaborations
Stone has six exceptional collaborations in the works for 2017, three of which take on a heavy metal vibe as unruly as Stone’s storied reputation. The first is a double IPA brewed alongside indie craft heavy weights, Colorado’s Odell and New Mexico’s Marble. A hoppy wheat ale, Marble / Odell / Stone Megawheat Double IPA channels the newer, “M” hops: Motueka, Mandarina Bavaria and Mosaic to produce tropical, citrus and stone fruit flavors. It has a balanced bitterness with a lingering finish following layers of fruit flavors from peach and pineapple to grapefruit and mango with hints of coconut and banana.

“Marble and Odell are two breweries we love and respect,” said Jeremy Moynier. “I met the Odell guys years ago through our Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich, who worked there before coming to Stone in 2004 and was always a big fan of their IPA. And Marble was a brewery I was introduced to a few years ago and was blown away by the beers they were rocking out of New Mexico. It was awesome to brew with these guys at Stone because they share the same love and passion for creating and drinking craft beer, and like us, are true to their independent style and philosophy. Together we have created a truly unique beer that I think people are going to be jazzed about.”

This collaboration beer in all its slashing, thrashing, metal glory, will be available nationally in 22-ounce bottles beginning this week.

Subsequent collaborations will include Maine / Stone Dayslayer Imperial Pale Lager, the second riff to Stone’s series of heavy metal-themed beers, and Beavertown / Garage Project / Stone Fruitallica IPA – the third in the series.

Seasonals and Special Releases
Six seasonals are scheduled for 2017 including return favorites like Stone Xocoveza and Stone Pataskala Red X IPA. New beers and variants will make seasonal appearances including Stone Jindia Pale Ale, a double IPA brewed with gin botanicals, and Stone Mint Coffee Milk Stout.

Stone IPA, Stone Delicious IPA, Stone Go To IPA and Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 will continue to headline the year-round offerings.

Stone’s 2017 lineup can be viewed in its entirety at

Wiley Roots: 2nd Annual Festival of Dark Beers

Wiley Roots announced today that they will be hosting their 2nd annual Festival of Dark Beers on Saturday, February 25th 2017. The Festival of Dark Beers is a dark beer centric tasting event, showcasing a diverse range of dark beers. This year’s festival will be held at Wiley Roots Brewing Company, located at 625 3rd Street, Unit D in Greeley, Colorado, and will run from 6:30PM to 10:30PM. The Festival of Dark Beers builds from a series of weekly taproom-only beer releases, centered around small batch experimental brewing. Tickets to the festival can be purchased online through

Key Festival Information

Over 20 different dark beer offerings ranging from a New England Style Black IPA to a Russian Imperial Stout aged in a Feisty Spirits Rye Whiskey barrel. Nearly all of the beers offered for the Festival of Dark Beers are small batch, experimental pilot beers brewed by Wiley Roots staff excepting two very special beers: a S’Mores Stout brewed in collaboration with Cerebral Brewing Company of Denver, CO, and a Coconut Chocolate Stout brewed in collaboration with WeldWerks Brewing of Greeley, CO. In addition to all of the small batch experimental beers, the brewery will also be featuring dark beers from the two collaborating breweries.

Ticket Information

General Admission tickets are available for $45 in advance, $50 at the door in the event that tickets are available the day of the festival. Ticket prices include unlimited sampling of all festival beers, three palate cleansing beers through the taproom and a commemorative tasting glass. VIP tickets cost $60 and are only available online. VIP tickets grant patrons early tasting at 5:30PM, a commemorative tasting glass, access to VIP exclusive beers and a meal coupon for $10 that can be redeemed at the on-site food truck, yet to be announced. This year’s entertainment during the festival will be provided by the Troubadour Sound System, sponsored by Source of Nature, The Mystery Collection and Troubadour Maltings.

About Wiley Roots 
Wiley Roots is a small, artisan craft brewery located in Greeley, Colorado. Established in 2013, the medal winning brewery specializes in uniquely crafted beers ranging from familiar styles to experimental farmhouse inspired ales. 
Brewers Association

A Big Year for Small Beer

2016 Craft Beer Year in Review from the Brewers Association

Reflecting on the significant impact of small and independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looked back on the defining beer moments of 2016.

“In the face of numerous opportunities and challenges in 2016, small and independent craft brewers continue to thrive,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “This community should be very proud of what it has accomplished and how far it has come.”

2016 Craft Beer Year in Review
Of note in 2016:

Brewery Count: Five thousand strong and growing, there are now 5,005 breweries in the U.S. compared to 10,000 wineries. Almost all (99%) are small and independent craft brewers.

Continued Growth for the Segment: By mid-year, small and independent breweries grew by eight percent, reflecting dynamism and a bright spot for the domestic beer market.

Never Go Out of Styles: IPAs continue to hop up, now accounting for roughly one-quarter of craft volume. More sessionable styles, including golden ales, pilseners and pale lagers, are up 33 percent, totaling nearly five percent of craft.

Freedom of Choice: As the world’s two largest brewers merged into a multinational conglomerate two and a half times the size of the U.S. beer market, the BA was at the center of the discussion, advocating for fair competition for the nation’s small and independent craft brewers and access to market ensuring beer enthusiasts get to continue to choose from a vast variety of options. Approximately 65 percent of craft beer lovers said they are drinking more craft specifically because it offers more variety.

Homebrewing Impact: The National Homebrew Competition continues to be the world’s largest beer competition with 7,962 entries. A recent measurement of homebrewing found that its 1.2 million participants created over 11,000 jobs, resulting in more than $1 billion in spending and over $700 million in revenues.

Beer Destinations: Recognizing a rising interest in beer tourism, Travelocity enlisted the expertise of the BA to find the country’s best beer destinations and create the very first Beer Tourism Index. Additionally, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—unveiled a list of cities across the U.S. where homebrewing is on the rise.

American Craft Beer Abounds Abroad: Craft beer export volume increased by 16.3 percent, totaling 446,151 barrels and worth $116 million. More than 100 small and independent craft brewers export their beer internationally, spreading the culture and community of craft beer and a growing recognition and respect for American brewers.

Bipartisan Beer Support: With a craft brewery in nearly every congressional district in the country, more than half of the U.S. Congress now supports the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. The BA has been a key player in moving forward this bipartisan legislation that seeks to recalibrate the current federal excise tax structure for the nation’s brewers and reform burdensome laws regulating America’s brewing industry.

History Has Its Eyes on Beer: With support from the Brewers Association, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced that it will launch a three-year initiative to collect, document and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers and the beer industry in America. The job posting for a Historian to study brewing history was one of the most viral beer stories of the year, an indicator of how much people care about this vital industry.

Perfect Pair: Beer and food continue to find harmony on plates and palates. Seventy-three percent of craft beer purchasers gave “complements my meal” as a very or somewhat important selection criteria in their beer choice when dining out. Sixty-three percent select beer based on the food item or meal they are planning to enjoy.

“This has been an exponentially exciting year as the beer community continues to grow and evolve. It is incredible to watch local brewers innovate and validate the new way the world views the U.S. beer scene,” said Julia Herz, craft beer program director, Brewers Association. “Much of the dialogue in 2016 centered around the craft brewer definition, who qualifies as a small and independent brewer, what independence means to beer lovers, beer quality and beer appreciation. We will renew our efforts in 2017 on behalf of our members and the beer drinkers around the world and continue to advance the amazing beverage of beer.”

Note: Figures are a compilation of data provided by the Brewers Association, IRI Group and Nielsen and do not represent all craft beer sales. The Brewers Association will release a comprehensive annual analysis of craft brewer production in March of 2017.

About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru™ mobile app. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
Death by Coloconut

Oskar Blues Brewery Releasing Taproom-Only Rum Barrel-Aged Death By Coconut and Ten FIDY

Oskar Blues Brewery is tapping that barrel again with a pair of tasting room-only rum releases.

rarer-erAged in fresh-as-hell Jamaican rum barrels for six months, Oskar Blues took two seasonal favorites and gave them a boozy twist. Rum DBC clocks in at 11% ABV while Rum FIDY drops the hammer at 14% ABV. Both will feature exclusively on draft and in 19.2 ounce stovepipes at the Tasty Weasels in Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC for one day only.

“This was a complete no brainer for a barrel aged beer,” said Longmont Cellar Manager Dennis McShea. “Regular DBC takes the palate to a different place from the typical beer world of malt and hops. When you think of coconut, you think tropical and when you think tropical, you think rum. If that wasn’t decadent enough, the beer already has Cholaca, a drink derived from cacao, to top it off. To sum it up we wanted a beer that sends your palate on vacation.”

As if rumming up the score on Death By Coconut wasn’t enough, we took at shot at Ten FIDY as well.

“Years ago we came across a single, recently emptied rum barrel and aged a stout in it,” said McShea. “It was incredibly popular with the staff and we’ve wanted to do it again for a long while. While aging in rum barrels gives less oak and vanilla character than bourbon, the smoothness of the molasses and burnt sugar character of the rum round out the roast of the FIDY and add a unique twist to a beer you thought you knew everything about.”

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Both Rum Barrel-Aged brews will be released in a special ONE DAY ONLY, TAPROOM-ONLY event on Saturday, December 17th at Oskar Blues Brewery’s Longmont, CO and Brevard, NC Tasty Weasel Taprooms. Draft and stovepipe cans (12 can limit) will be available, no Crowler fills of these beers.

This is a not-to-be-missed event and we’ve got food, fun times, and rarer that rare… RARER-ER rum beers waiting for ya.

About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina, and now Austin, Texas, while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with creations like The Crowler, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, Oskar Blues Fooderies, and REEB Cycles. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico Sweden, Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K., Ireland and Australia.

In 2013, Oskar Blues founded the CAN’d Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that offers grassroots grants to those making a difference in the areas of community, the environment, music, and more. In 2015 alone, CAN’d Aid partnered with 52 organizations and provided nearly $400,000 in charitable contributions, bringing the total amount raised $1.9 million to date. CAN’d Aid’s “do-goodery” efforts include:

Towns – building strong communities 
Tunes – for your eyeholes and earholes 
Treads + Trails – get outside and get after it 
Love Yur Mama – save the blue marble

New Holland Brewing Releases 3 Dragon’s Milk Reserve Variations

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These variations are shipping from New Holland’s production facility now and hit store shelves & local bars and restaurants during the month of October. Dragon’s Milk Reserves: Vanilla Chai and Coconut Rum Barrel are available in 4-packs (12-ounces New Holland Brewing Releases 3 Dragon’s Milk Reserve Variationsbottles) and draft. Dragon’s Milk Reserve: Brewer’s Select is a draft-only variation. All three variations will be available across New Holland’s distribution footprint.

“It’s a great time to be a Dragon’s Milk fan, that’s for sure. Vanilla Chai and Coconut Rum Barrel are varieties that were favorites in 2016 and we brought them back, en masse,” says Brett VanderKamp, president of New Holland.

“Brewer’s Select is a batch of Dragon’s Milk we created using barrels handpicked direct from distilleries, by our brewers,” continues VanderKamp, “The barrels chosen are ones that retained more-than-usual barrel character and carry that forward into the beer. This variation is a special treat for bourbon lovers and those looking for a more flavor in their beer.”

These releases build on the Brewery’s previous 2016 batches, which found a huge demand from passionate fans and industry alike. In support of these new variations, New Holland Brewing is proud to present a new behind-the-scenes video about Dragon’s Milk. For the first time ever, New Holland is visually presenting the story of Dragon’s Milk, how it came to life, and what it means to the Brewery. This video features interviews with Company Founder & President, VP of Brand & Lifestyle, and the brewers themselves.

Throughout 2017, New Holland will continue to expand the many ways they share the story behind their brands.

About Dragon’s Milk
First released in 2001, Dragon’s Milk was one of the early bourbon barrel-aged stouts in the US. The barrel-aging scene has since exploded. Once a single-batch annual release, Dragon’s Milk has become New Holland’s largest selling year-round beer, gaining accolades and recognition internationally, including a silver medal in the 2013 Brussels Beer Challenge.
About New Holland Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Company’s deep roots in the craft industry go back to 1997. Our role as an integral member of the artisan approach is something we take seriously, yet engage lightheartedly. We believe the art of craft lives in fostering rich experiences for our customers, through creating authentic beer, spirits and food while providing great service.

Crooked Stave Announces a String of Bottle Releases

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 Crooked Stave Announces a String of Bottle Releases Including A Few Never Before Released Beers

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project will host a series of bottle releases starting with the first release ever of L’Brett d’Blueberry on Wednesday, August 3rd. The Brewery will then follow up with the highly anticipated release of Batch #200 on Wednesday, August 17th. All bottle releases will take place at the Crooked Stave Taproom (3350 Brighton Blvd) starting at 5:00 p.m. MST.

“After a solid summer of dialing in our newly expanded production facility and adding more Foeders we’ve got some of our most exciting beers of the year to release,” said Chad Yakobson, Crooked Stave Owner and Brewmaster. “We are fortunate enough to work with some amazing growers and really showcase the plethora of fruit we have been experimenting with. With all that sour beer aging in barrels and the bounty of Foeders we use to age beer on fruit, it’s time to start showcasing some new fruit sours we are really proud of.”

L’Brett d’Blueberry, which is being released for the first time by the brewery builds upon the Petite Sour Blueberry beers with upwards of 3 times more fruit. L’Brett d’Blueberry is a blend of Golden Sour beer from various barrels, which was additionally aged with 3,500lbs of fruit in the breweries large oak foeders. L’Brett d’Blueberry (6.0% ABV) pours with a blue-ish red hue and rose-colored head from the mass amount of blueberries added in secondary fermentation.

In addition, Crooked Stave will release Batch #200 on Wednesday, August 17th. This beer builds upon the breweries past Batch Series releases by blending two of the breweries favorite ingredients, fruit and hops! Batch #200 aged for months on whole raspberries and was then dry hopped with aromatic hops to match and contrast the raspberry forward nose. The result is a deep red sour beer with a pink-ish, red head and deep raspberry aromas, which instantly lift the heavy citrus and resinous, hop aromatics.

“We have a few more beers that we’ve packaged and are conditioning till we think they are just right,” said Brett Zarhte, Brewery Facilities Manager. “Expect another release August 31st and likely even another few before GABF rolls upon us in early October.”

About Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave is the culmination of “Brewmaster and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source Master’s research, The Brettanomyces Project. Crooked Stave’s progressive approach to brewing, blends science and art through creativity and passion. The artistic creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.