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Day In The Life: Wild Raspberry Ale

June 1, 2011


Some people like to assume I’m just another fruit beer: fragile, sensitive and sickeningly sweet. That’s fine. Haters gonna hate. Sure, I’m sweet and a perfect date for a summer day, but does anybody ever talk about my smarts? Yeah, I wear a pretty pink label. But inside my sexy bottle is a wallop of wit, a bumpercrop of brainpower and one heck of a malt backbone. So, go ahead, assume you know my type. Underestimate me. Think of me as just another fruit beer. Just know you’re missing out.

One more thing—my raspberries? Oh, they’re real, boys.

Top 10 Reason’s You’ll Love Our 17th Anniversary Party


#10: Special Beers

We love our year-rounds and seasonals, but sometimes it’s fun to see what our brewers concoct when they get a chance to flex their zymurgical muscles. You can only try these uber-rare brews June 11th at the Anniversary Party.

Buy your tix here:



Our 17th Anniversary Party is just around the corner and it’s gonna be a blast! Tickets are only $25 and include delicious, specialty beers from our rockstar brewers, nosh from some of the coolest food carts in town and awesome live music.

Head here to buy your tickets:

See you June 11th!

Day In The Life: Denver Pale Ale

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!

Day In The Life: Hoss Rye Lager

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.

Day In The Life: Colette Farmhouse Ale

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.

Day In The Life: 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA

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.

Day In The Life: Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

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.

Happy American Craft Beer Week, friends!

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.

Wednesday: One Sentence

May 4, 2011

 Happy hour waits.