Tag: Colorado Craft Beer

Station 26 Black Friday

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 coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT STATION 26 BREWING CO.

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 www.station26brewing.co.

HIGH HOPS BREWERY TO RELEASE FIRST 30 PACK OF CRAFT BEER

High Hops The Cold OneHigh Hops Brewery announced their plans today to release a 30 pack of their Colorado Craft Lager, The Cold One, making it the first craft beer box of its kind. The official release date has been set to February 18, 2018. Starting then, you can expect to see it on the liquor store shelves cozied up next to the other 30 packs from big beer names like Budweiser and Coors.High Hops Cold One 30 Pack

Cold OneThe Cold One comes in at an easy-drinking 5.2% alcohol by volume, and has a refreshingly light, crisp body while still maintaining high-quality craft flavors. Inspired by the Colorado lifestyle, The Cold One’s 12oz cans can be enjoyed during any occasion, whether it’s grilling and gardening in the back yard, or enjoying the great outdoors on the rivers, lakes, or slopes.

The Cold One is a great transition beer for those who enjoy lagers and other light beers, but want to support local, independently-owned breweries.

The 12oz cans of Colorado Craft Lager will also be available in 6-packs, and it will continue to be served on draught in bars and restaurants throughout the state.

 

About High Hops Brewery

Established in 2012, High Hops Brewery is a family-founded, owned-and-operated business located in Windsor, Colorado. Patrick and Amanda Weakland, owners and founders of The Windsor Gardener, took their hobby of home brewing to the public and have since received numerous awards and accolades. With the slogan “All Types of Beer for All Types of People,” High Hops Brewery’s goal is to give life to a family of beers that’s both unique and delicious. Their unique location, which is inside of a garden center on a plot of farmland, allows them to grow their own quality beer ingredients, like hops, herbs, and spices. Learn more at www.highhopsbrewery.com.

Black Project Releases Stargate: Peach-Nectarine Spontaneous Sour

Black Project Releases Stargate Peach-Nectarine Spontaneous SourBlack Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales will release “STARGATE: Peach Rye | Nectarine Bourbon” on January 12, 2018 to a select group of lottery winners that will be picked randomly from entries submitted online.

STARGATE: Peach Rye | Nectarine Bourbon is the latest release from the brewery’s “PROJECT: STARGATE”, which highlights different flavors and aromas of whole fruit fermented and aged in spirit barrels, which are filled with the brewery’s spontaneous solera sour golden “DREAMLAND”. Each year the brewery picks different fruits and spirit barrels, depending on the season, to age their sour golden for several months, imparting unique flavors and aromas into the base beer.

StargateIn 2016, STARGATE debuted as “DREAMLAND: Peach Rye”, a spontaneous sour golden aged in Law’s Whiskey House Rye Whiskey barrels and refermented with whole peaches from Palisade, Colorado. That same year, DRAFT Magazine named the beer among the “Top 25 beers of 2016” and PorchDrinking.com which declared STARGATE as one of the “Best Beers of 2016”. The beer was later renamed to avoid confusion.

One year later, STARGATE was re-released to a long line of customers that extended down the street. Unfortunately, several cases were over-carbonated, which lead to canceling the release and recalling all bottles. After a few weeks of testing, Black Project discovered that the issue related to residual complex sugars in the bottles. The brewery decided to fix the problem by opening all overcarbed bottles and refermented the beer on more peaches, repackaged it, and re-release it at no additional cost to everyone that waited in line, creating the now legendary: STARGATE².

Black Project StargateThat is why this year, Black Project wanted to do something special by releasing the first double barrel blend of STARGATE. This beer combines Laws Whiskey House Rye barrel aged STARGATE with Peaches and Laws Whiskey House Bourbon barrel aged STARGATE with Nectarines together, to produce “the most complex, most fruit forward, and most nuanced sour beer we have ever made.” After tasting the barrels apart and blended, James Howat (founder, brewer, and blender) found that the fruit-forward rye whiskey and bourbon whisky complemented and showcased each fruit with more depth and complexity than the individual barrels alone, combining juicy peaches with tart nectarines, which adds an incredible complexity of spice from the rye with the rich vanilla oak from the bourbon finish.

Customers that are interesting in buying a bottle, must register in advance for the online lottery by visiting the brewery’s website: blackprojectbeer.com/lotterystargate before Thursday, January 4, 2018. Customers that win the online lottery will have a week to pre-purchase bottles for $22/bottle – 500mL bottle, cork and cap.

About Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales is the passion project of James Howat, owner, brewer, and blender; and Sarah Howat, owner and operations manager; of what was formerly Former Future Brewing Company. The brewery began production in January 2014 and won two bronze medals and one silver medal for their coolship ales (Category: Experimental, Subcategory: Wild Ales) at The Great American Beer Festival in 2014, 2015, and 2017. In 2016, Black Project expanded production with a small addition to the property which allowed for the expansion of their barrel program. This allowed the brewery to evolve from Former Future Brewing Company to only serving Black Project beers. In 2018, Black Project hopes to produce 250 BBL of beer and increase distribution.

Bonfire Brewing

Bonfire Brewing Introduces New Kindler Pale Ale Cans

Kindler Pale AleBonfire Brewing is excited to debut its classic Kindler Pale Ale recipe with refreshed label artwork. Kindler is the second of Bonfire’s cans to get a new look (Demshitz Brown Ale was the first), with new Firestarter IPA, Brush Creek Blonde Ale, and WtFO Double IPA cans coming in early 2018.

The new Bonfire cans, which feature an adventurer and her pup, were designed by Heather Neale and Riley Cran under the leadership of Bonfire Brewing’s Co-Owner and Art Director Amanda Jessen. “Bonfire beers have proven to be the perfect accompaniment to the adventurous lifestyle that we are so fortunate to experience here in Eagle,” Amanda says. “Whether it’s a summer hike with a four-legged friend or campfire beers after a day on the river, each of our new can designs offers a glimpse into our story, which is both quintessentially Colorado and uniquely Bonfire.”

Bonfire’s design team draws inspiration from its mountain surroundings for its beer names. Kindler was originally brewed in the spring to coincide with the Eagle Valley-wide re-kindling of a desire to get back out on the trails and into the water. Its popularity has since transformed it into a year-round flagship. Kindler is a traditional American Pale featuring Mosaic and Simcoe hops, deliberately designed to impart a more refreshing than bitter hop character. Undergoing seven hop additions to bring it close to the top of the pale ale scale at 42 IBUs, the Kindler has a distinctly fruity hop aroma and finish.

New Kindler cans are now available at Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, and at liquor stores across Colorado.

Bonfire DemshitzThe Bonfire Brewing Demshitz American Brown Ale was the first of the Bonfire cans that Amanda and her team refreshed. The new artwork depicts a post-kayak trip van camping scene, featuring a bright orange bonfire, and paying homage to the Demshitz paddling lifestyle.

“Bonfire is all about keeping things fresh for 2018 and beyond, so all cans will eventually have a new look, with each can telling a piece of our ‘Bonfire lifestyle’ story,” Amanda says.

For more information about Bonfire Brewing, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT BONFIRE BREWING

Craft enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers gather around Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, Colorado, where the beers are driven by quality, curiosity, and community. Launched in 2010, Bonfire is steered by husband-and-wife owners Andy and Amanda Jessen as they continue on their path of sustainable growth. Cans of Bonfire’s year-round beers are available in liquor stores and restaurants across Colorado. Gather ‘round Bonfire online at facebook.com/bonfirebrewing while the new bonfirebrewing.com is under construction.

Amalgam Brewing Logo

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.

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.

Strange Craft Beer Company Presents The Brown Palace Golden Age Imperial Honey Brown Ale

Photo by Colin Bridge feat. Rob Dietrich, head distiller at Stranahan’s tasting this beer from barrels.

August 12, 2017 marks the 125th Anniversary for Denver institution The Brown Palace Hotel. To celebrate, Strange Craft Beer Company has brewed a batch of beer with water from the Brown Palace’s artesian well and a touch of honey from the hotel’s rooftop beehives, and aged it for four months in Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Whiskey barrels. The Brown Palace Golden Age tops the charts at 12.5 percent ABV as a potent nod to The Brown’s 125th. A very limited number of bombers will be available at The Brown Palace.
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The Brown Palace Golden Age was brewed with 60 pounds of Colorado honey in honor of The Brown Palace’s rooftop beehives and 10 pounds of English East Kent Goldings hops on a base of English Maris Otter and Brown malt, and fermented with Strange’s house Belgian yeast. It has sweet honey aroma and roasted, dark chocolate notes, all amplified with whiskey qualities from its time spent in barrels. This beer will gain complexity over time.

The label for Golden Age was developed by students at The Art Institute of Colorado.

Reservations for The Brown’s Strange Craft Beer 12.5% Anniversary package, which includes a bottle of this beer, are available beginning August 1. Guests can also taste the beer on draft at Ship Tavern in the hotel while supplies last.

For more information about this 125th anniversary brew, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT STRANGE CRAFT BEER COMPANY

When Strange Craft Beer Co. opened just south of Denver’s Mile High Stadium in May 2010, it was the first nanobrewery in the city brewing one barrel of beer at a time. Strange has since become a destination spot for Colorado beer drinkers and taken home multiple awards, including two Great American Beer Festival medals and two World Beer Cups. Visit the brewery online at strangecraft.com.

ABOUT THE BROWN PALACE HOTEL AND SPA

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is a Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond luxury landmark located in the heart of downtown Denver. It is a charter member of National Trust Historic Hotels of America and is managed by Quorum Hotels & Resorts, a full service management company headquartered in Dallas. The Brown Palace is also part of the signature Autograph Collection, an exclusive collection of upper upscale and luxury hotels within Marriott International’s global portfolio. The Brown will celebrate its 125th anniversary in August 2017. For more information, visit brownpalace.com

Odell Brewing Releases a Golden Tart

Bring on the Sunny Rain

Odell Brewing Releases a Golden TartOdell Sunny Rain

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.