Oktoberfest cometh

September 21, 2012

It’s that time of year again–Oktoberfest season! Join us for our own mini-Oktoberfest in the Tap Room. All next week, September 24th-28th, we will be pouring all of our German-style beers together in honor of this most excellent of seasons. Here’s the tap list:

Hoss Rye Lager
Wolfgang Doppelbock
Schwarzbier
Altbier
Hefeweizen
Dunkelweiss
Wiesn fest beer

All pours $5 or samples for $1. Prost!

Baby Yeti: Nature’s Mini Miracle

September 19, 2012

Biologists Marvel At Miracle of Nature

Baby Yeti was born to the Yeti Clan early this month. Weighing in at an adorable 3.5% ABV, this tiny wonder is the first in a line of fearsome, full-bodied stouts to retain an undeniable session quality. While most Yetis clock in around 9 or 10% ABV, biologists have noted that sessionism is a recessive gene amongst the clan and is one of nature’s most rare miracles.

Baby Yeti will be on display tonight in the Great Divide Tap Room as part of the Pilot Night Half Tap Takeover. Join us from 2-10pm for an in depth study of this rarest of treats.

(Picture thanks to one of our awesome Facebook fans, Ryan Shields)

 

A Fresh Hop Meditation

September 14, 2012

Now that all of our Fresh Hop has been brewed and is biding its time in our Tank Farm to become delicious, lupulin-laced pale ale, our brew team can rest. After 5 days of brewing, our 6 brewers can put their feet up–600 barrels later. As the cooler filled with boxes upon boxes of wet hops set to be boiled, brewery employees amassed, enjoying the aroma. However, that delivery marks the busiest time of year for brewers and ushers in the beginning of a annual labor of love.

Thanks to Taylor, Austin, Chris, Tyler, Bryan and Bryan (not a typo, we have more Brian/Bryans than we know what to do with around here!) for all their hard work. Between shoveling whole-cone Simcoes, Centennials and Cascades into the kettle, shoveling them out after the boil, taking gravities and monitoring boils, our brewing team rocked it. Once Fresh Hop is pouring in the Tap Room, we will lift a glass to you!

Fresh Hop should be available around GABF (October 11-13). With fresh citrus and piney notes, it’s not to be missed!

Pilot Half-Tap Takeover Coming!

September 10, 2012

Our pilot system has allowed our talented brewers to flex some creative muscle over the last 8 months. In honor of their hard work, we will have the largest line-up of GD pilot beers in the Tap Room ever on September 19th. This stellar evening will include the following pilot beers:

Schwarzbier

India Pale Lager

Clayton Bigsby Tripel

Altbier

Oaked Smoked Dunkelweiss

Hefeweizen

Baby Yeti

Baby Hercules

This is the first time these beers will all be poured side-by-side and you won’t want to miss it. We open our doors at 2pm and we’ll be pouring ’til 10. Join us!

Blind Tiger Awesomeness in NYC

August 27, 2012

Hey, NYCers, our pal Dave Woodlock from Union Beer has been straight up killin’ it for us in The Big Apple. Here is the tap lineup for an awesome Great Divide Night at Blind Tiger, featuring classic favorites, aged beer, pilot beers and a few firkins.

Old Ruffian
Chocolate Yeti
2010 Claymore
2011 Hibernation
Smoked Baltic Porter
2011 Belgian Yeti
Titan IPA
Hercules
Hoss
Claymore
Rumble
Pilot:
Dopplebock
Altbier
Hefeweizen

Firkins:
Oaked Yeti
Hercules

Pin:
Titan IPA

Woo wee, what at line up. Event starts at 3pm on Wednesday, August 29th and rages through the night. Be there or be square, friends.

It’s Hiber Day!

August 24, 2012

 

 

Hiber Day

The bells all are ringing,

Indeed, the people all singing,

For there is a time each old year,

When we release a very special beer.

 

It’s called Hibernation,

Following it, a cult fascination.

It’s malty and mysterious,

and tasty– you hearin’ us?!

 

No beef against summer,

Because it’s surely no bummer,

But, fall, thou never hast failed,

To keep us English-Style Old Ale-d.

 

 

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

August 21, 2012

Perhaps you prefer Hercules in 12oz bottles? Maybe you’d like to try one of of Yeti Clan series? Maybe you had a DPA in the Tap Room and you can’t find it at your local store, restaurant or bar. Good news, faithful friends. All of these problems can be solved!

We love being able to provide y’all with the bold, flavorful beers you’ve come to expect from us. One way we can continue to do so, is if you ask your local bar, liquor store or restaurant if they could consider carrying your favorite Great Divide draft or package. Everyone wins–you get the tasty Great Divide beer you want, the establishment nods to contented customers and we get to provide you with all the delicious beer you can drink.

Don’t see your favorite GD beer at your local liquor store? Make a request! Don’t see Hoss on tap and you could really go for a rye lager? Never hurts to ask!

Thanks for drinking Great Divide and cheers to many more beers!

Great Divide In The Big Apple

August 13, 2012

While we call the Mile High City home, we have been working with our pal Dave Woodlock from Union Beer in NYC to help bring more Great Divide to the city. Live near NYC? Join us at the following events in August:

Wednesday August 15th, 7-10pm, $10 Great Divide and artisan bourbon tasting at Idle Hands Bar

Tuesday August 21st , 5-8pm, Great Divide Brewery Night at Good Beer

Tuesday August 28th, 5-8pm, Great Divide Brewery Night at Bierkraft

Wednesday August 29th, 7-10pm, Great Divide Brewery Night featuring 14 draft lines and specialty products at The Blind Tiger

Thursday August 30th, 5-8pm, Colorado Showdown featuring Great Divide, Left Hand, Oskar Blues, and Breckenridge at the Manchester Pub

#IPADay Fast Approaching

July 30, 2012

Hop Heads rejoice! #IPADay is fast approaching and we have some very special things lined up for this lupulin-filled day. Join us in the Tap Room at 2pm for the following:

Titan tshirt giveaways

Special #IPADay sampler flights, featuring Rumble, Titan and Hercules

A very special Hercules firkin

Happy Hour pricing on all IPAs all day

See you there!

The Farmer’s Daughter

July 2, 2012


As the sweltering sun hung high in the noon sky, he worked tirelessly. With a laundry list of tasks to complete before the day was done, he wiped beading sweat off his forehead and carried on. He was a hired hand for the old farmer and he’d given his word he’d earn his share. Grasshoppers popped in the growing barley and wheat and the quiet rumble of mooing cows filled his ears. As he worked his way through the field, he couldn’t keep his mind off her. Colette, the farmer’s daughter, had left him. She was known to be rather fickle, turning on her charms and then disappearing, as if she had never been there at all–leaving him broken-hearted, pining after the sweet, intoxicating tart.

As he turned the tractor back towards the house, he saw her. Indeed, he almost couldn’t believe it. Rubbing his squinted eyes, he wasn’t mistaken. It was her. Colette. “I’m only here to grab a few things,” she said. But he knew, even one day with Colette in the summer was something to treasure.

Colette is only back on the farm today only. Head on down to the Tap Room and give this sweetheart a try. We’ll be tapping one keg only. Once it’s gone, you’ll have to wait until next year to see this country beauty.