May 27, 2011
Most people say I take after my namesake. Like Denver itself, they say I’m friendly and laid back. Sometimes, I slip up and use some of my native slang. When I tell people I just saw a bobby in that lift, they look at me like I’m crazy. My English heritage sometimes gets the best of me. Luckily, that heritage also means I am exceptionally balanced, which seems to help me keep up with all the hiking, kayaking, telemarking, bouldering, ultra-marathoning, Tough Mudder-ing and mountain unicycling around here. A city this active needs a beer in equally good shape. I may be a Rocky Mountain staple but I’ll always be English at heart. Cheerio!
May 26, 2011
It seems like you can’t go more than 10 feet around here without seeing a plaid-clad hipster riding a fixie, talking about Thom Yorke’s 2006 EP, sporting an ironic mustache while walking their rescue mutt, who also has an ironic mustache. No one seems to remember that I was the original plaid-wearer around these parts. You think any of these kids have ever swung an axe in their life? Unlikely. Luckily, there are still guys and gals like me who earned their plaid through sweat, elbow grease and a dip of pipe tobacco. Sorry, hipsters, step aside and let the Hoss work.
May 25, 2011
It’s true. I’ve garnered some bling recently. Ever since I got my GABF medal last year, the paparazzi have been following my every move. “Colette, over here!” their shouts bombarding me, flash bulbs in my face. You know, it’s hard for a farm girl like me to take it all in. One day, you’re pitching hay on a quaint little Belgian farm and the next they want you showing off your bling like an iced-out hip-hop star rolling through the LBC in a late 90s rap video. It’s just not my style. I’m more comfortable taking it easy, enjoying a crisp saison on a patio somewhere than strutting my stuff on the red carpet. I may play the part of tart, but you know I’m sweet at heart.
May 24, 2011
Listen, whippersnapper, I’ve been around the block a few times. Been around for 17 years and, boy, has this world changed. I remember the good ol’ days when this brewery was just getting started…just a one-man operation with a mission to bring delicious brews to the Mile High City. Brings a darn tear to my eye.
But don’t get me wrong, I love to party. Even now, I can still celebrate with the best of them. I may be the wise sage, but I can still flaunt 10% ABV like I did when I was younger. You kids may think you’re the bee’s knees but, believe me, I’ve only gotten better with age.
May 23, 2011
You think it’s easy being this sexy? I’m here to tell you… it ain’t. I walk in to a bar with my smooth chocolate notes and my cayenne kick and I’ve got all eyes on my 22 ounces. Believe me, the ladies love the cayenne kick. But, deep down, I’m just a normal Great Divide beer: delicious, friendly and looking to settle down. Yeah, I pair nicely with raw oysters. Does that make me a playboy? Just because I enjoy a nice Kumamoto now again doesn’t mean I don’t have a softer, sensitive side.
Listen, I get it. You think you’ve got me pegged. I’ll spend an evening with you and never call. But, hey baby, I can’t help that I’m seasonal.
May 16, 2011
Here’s what we have on tap for this week:
Cask tapping of Rockies Real Ale around 4pm
NZ Smokin’ Guns BBQ truck from 4-8pm
Vertical Hibernation tasting: very limited supplies of ‘08, ‘09 and ‘10 Hibernation to be enjoyed together. $6 gets you 3, 3oz. pours.
Musician Ian Cooke plays the Tap Room, 5pm.
Beer and Salumi pairing (sold out, but keep an eye out for future beer and salumi tastings!)
Basic Kneads pizza truck bringing the fire from 5-10pm.
Very special Hop Disciples meeting at the brewery: get a chance to talk shop with some of our rockstar brewers. No RSVP needed. 6pm.
Quiero Arepas will be at the Tap Room with delicious Latin-inspired arepas.
Special firkin tapping! Stay tuned for details!
See you this week! The Tap Room is open Sun-Tues 2-8pm and Wed-Sat 2-10pm.
May 4, 2011
Happy hour waits.
We like Pintley. Check ‘em out. Tell ‘em what Great Divide beers you’ve enjoyed. Maybe even put a Great Divide beer on your wishlist.
April 28, 2011
One of the best parts about working in the craft beer industry is the chance to go behind the scenes at some of the other stellar breweries around the US. Yesterday, Odell Brewing was kind enough to host some of our staff for a tour and tasting. Here’s a pic of Joe, Odell head brewer and Austin, one of our rockstar brewers.
Cheers to Colorado beers!
April 26, 2011
Stop by the Tap Room for a free tour!
Tours are offered M-F at 3 and 4pm/ Saturday and Sunday at 3, 4, 5 and 6pm.
See you there!