The A Team

September 22, 2011


We often like to joke that our brewers are superheroes. Now they really are! Stop by the brewery during GABF to meet them…and their alter-egos.

Taylor Rees aka BalanceBeam

This multi-tasking wonder juggles brewing, Tap Room pouring, brewhouse logistics, crime-fighting, saving puppies from house fires, fording flooded rivers and rescuing damsels in distress.

Distinguishing Characteristics: superhuman strength, level-headedness, reliability

Where He’s Typically Found: in a blackberry thicket untangling a baby animal

Secret Power: can guess your weight +/- 300 pounds

Austin Wiley aka Time Traveler

When he’s not smoking his pipe, whittling or shooting his dinner with a musket, this old-timey superhero brews a mean batch of beer.

Distinguishing Characteristics: beardliness, bulging flux capacitor, affinity for DeLoreans

Where He’s Typically Found: bridging the gap between antiquity and modernity

Secret Power: Ignoring the Space-Time Continuum

Chris Kirk aka Metalloid

He deflects the whizzing bullets of Evil by morphing into metal. He may be all alloy on the outside, but he’s got a heart of gold.

Distinguishing Characteristics: rough exterior, soft interior.

Where He’s Typically Found: in the middle of the mosh pit

Secret Power: Headbanger’s Head Butt

Jeff Wermer aka Il Professore

While he may be reserved, don’t let his silence fool you. He’s brain-bending the enemy with complex, multi-point theses regarding Plato’s fundamental Theory of Forms.

Distinguishing Characteristics: clever, quiet, cunning.

Where He’s Typically Found: deep in thought

Secret Power: Face-Melting Philosophizing

Tyler Joyce aka Miles A. Minute

This young superhero is a man on the go. Whether he’s hiking, dancing, bike riding or mashing in, you’ll rarely find him idle.

Distinguishing Characteristics: charismatic, adventurous, enthusiastic

Where He’s Typically Found: Everywhere

Secret Power: awakes fully rested after only 20 minutes of sleep per night

Bryan Brauer aka The Night Watchman

He roams the brewery at night, protecting his fiefdom from over-sparging, errant milling, ghosts of brewers past and crackhead invasion.

Distinguishing Characteristics: reverberating bellow, lightening-quick pistol draw, Chicago loyalty

Where He’s Typically Found: in the shadows

Secret Power: Ruckus Incitement

Great Divide Does Huffington Post

September 21, 2011


Check out this blog post from us about a revolutionary way to taste your beer. Thanks to Karl Ockert of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas for his help!


Weekend Pairing

September 16, 2011


Welcome to our new series highlighting the bountiful world of beer&cheese pairings. Join us each week as we explore a new turophilic delight paired with our seasonal and year-round brews.

Emmentaler and Claymore Scotch Ale

Claymore Scotch Ale is a malty, deep-ruby beauty featuring lots of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile, and a subtle warming character.

Emmentaler, Switzerland’s oldest and most important cheese, has a distinctively nutty-sweet, mellow flavor that makes it perfect for almost any use. It is light gold in color with marble-sized holes and a natural light brown rind. The malty, caramel notes of the Claymore complement the Emmentaler perfectly.

Tap Room: Bigger, Better, Beerier

September 15, 2011

It’s true! We are almost ready to unveil our brand-spankin’-new Tap Room expansion. The new expansion gives you more room to let your hair down, chill out, rock out, hang out and, of course, enjoy delicious Great Divide beer on draft. We’ll let you know when it’s officially open for biz. Click the title above for more info from Westword. Cheers!

Yeti Baby

September 14, 2011


Cheers to this adorable scamp whom, in his infancy, is vastly more awesome than many ever aspire to be. The combination of the beer bottle, Yeti onesie and entirely-too-legit pose makes him our cheers of the week.

While you may have about 20.5 years before you can enjoy one of our brews, this one goes out to you, little guy. #yetibaby

Beer Gossip

Hibernation was spotted on the bottling line at the brewery this week. This robust, warming beer is getting ready for an epic return. Like Rocky up the steps, it’s been fermenting nonstop for a comeback and will be back on shelves in early October. As one of our most sought-after seasonals, Hibernation is the perfect complement to inclement weather.

Hiber’s almost back. Who’s ready to snuggle up to a bottle?

Beer Lounge

September 13, 2011


Join us during Great American Beer Festival in our outdoor Beer Lounge, featuring some of Denver’s best food carts, live music, comfy couches and, of course, delicious beer.

Here’s the nitty-gritty:

Where: Great Divide Brewing Company, 2201 Arapahoe Street, Denver (8 short blocks from GABF!)


September 28th: 2-10pm

September 29th: 2pm-Midnight

September 30th- October 1st: Noon-Midnight

October 2nd: Noon-8pm

Live Music:
September 29th: 6-9pm Bonnie & The Beard

September 30th: 6-9pm Kentucky Street Parlor Pickers

October 1st: 6-9pm Fallen Pines


Taco * Bar

Basic Kneads

See you there!

(Belated) Weekend Pairing

September 12, 2011


Welcome to our new series highlighting the bountiful world of beer&cheese pairings. Join us each week as we explore a new turophilic delight paired with our seasonal and year-round brews. The weekend may be over, but this pairing is still perfect!

Rumble Wood Aged IPA and Costwold

Rumble Wood Aged IPA is a balanced, nuanced IPA with character. Aged on French and American oak chips, this hoppy brew is something unexpected. With caramel sweetness and undertones of pine, it’s a beer-drinker’s delight.

Cotswold is a cow’s milk cheese from picturesque Cotswold, Great Britain. A classic blend of chives and onion, coupled with quality Double Glouchester cheese, this cheddary, smooth delight is a modern rendition of an old British favorite. A powerfully flavored cheese, Cotswald is well known in Britain as “pub cheese.” Cotswold is the perfect cheese to welcome Fall.

Pep up your Monday with this perfect pairing.

Visit our website for more information on our monthly beer&cheese pairings, as well.

Forkly Blog: Attn: Food Bloggers, Embed Your Tastes!

September 7, 2011

One of the first Forkly blogging tools we’re rolling out is the ability to embed tastes.

Embedded taste cards allow you to easily share your photos, ratings and taste notes. Your readers can then “Want” items directly from your blog and find them later when they’re hungry. It’s a great way…

It’s Fresh Hop time again!

September 6, 2011


The fresh, whole cone hops have arrived at the brewery and our rockstar brewers have been hard at work around the clock to turn them into delicious beer. Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe hops are shipped overnight, directly from the field to the brewery, maximizing freshness.

The whole cone hops impart a grassy, citrusy, aromatic character to the beer. While this beer may be a labor of love for our brewers, it’s a tasty, crisp pale ale that’s perfect for the season. If you’re nice, you may even get a whole cone hop in your Tap Room pour.

Keep an eye out for Fresh Hop Pale Ale on shelves at the end of the month. Cheers to fresh hop beers!