Blog | Great Divide | - Part 5

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.

Spot A Yeti

June 28, 2012

It’s no secret that the Yeti is pretty elusive. However, we’ve been hearing reports of more Yeti sightings than ever. Send us a pic when you spot one in the wild! Can you find Yeti below? Join the #YetiMafia today!

Zymurgy Magazine Passing Out Props

June 27, 2012

Thanks to Zymurgy Magazine for our recent accolades! They named us the 16th best brewery in their Brewery Rankings (tied with Rogue Ales) and 11th Best Portfolio (tied with Goose Island Beer Co.). Yeti was also named #43 in their Top Ranked Beers list. Cheers to great beer!

You can see’s rundown of the article here.

Heatwave Haiku

Man, it’s way too hot.
It’s only June, and we’re all
too busy sweating.

18 Years Strong

June 19, 2012

Thanks to all who joined us for our 18th Anniversary Party on Saturday. We had a great time and we hope you did, too! 1500 of our closest friends celebrated with us. Special beers, delicious food carts and live music made it a fun day for all.

Here’s a nice write-up of the event, our new beer baby Wolfgang and our plans to expand from our pal Sean Buchan, aka Beertographer.

Photo by Sean Buchan

You can also peep pics from Westword from the party. Big ups to Westword for giving us some love.

Photo by Jim Wills for Westword

Hope you’ll join us next year as we celebrate 19!

Perfect Pairings

June 12, 2012

Here at Great Divide we see beer and food as a match made in heaven. Our handcrafted ales and lagers are excellent for pairing and using as an ingredient. Here are two great uses of our beer:

First, this tasty summer primer featuring craft beer ice cream from Sweet Action is one of our favorite haunts here in the Mile High City and their Yeti ice cream is so delicious, we wish it was available all year long! You can check out the whole feature here:

photo compliments of

Also, don’t forget to check out this Colette ricotta recipe from The Beeroness (who, by the way, is a great resource for craft beer cooking!). This recipe is equal parts simple and delicious. Plus, look at that photography! Our mouths are watering just thinking about it:

photo compliments of The Beeroness

Give these tasty, beery options a try and ring in summer the right way.


Willkommen, Wolfgang!

June 11, 2012

Our new baby is here! Wolfgang, our new Doppelbock, is finally here. Here’s the low-down from the label:

Originally called “liquid bread,” the Doppelbock style guided monks through periods of penitent fasting. Wolfgang has heavenly notes of caramel, dark fruit, and toffee balanced by a subtle hop character. While its revered history evokes an appreciation of austerity and sacrifice, this Doppelbock is a rich luxury—no repentance required.

It clocks in at 8% ABV and is a smooth, sexy way to start the summer. Fans of this traditional style and newbies alike will appreciate the nuance of this tasty brew.

Give Wolfgang a try and let us know–Facebook it, tweet it, check into it on Untappd, add it to your wishlist on Pintley or send a carrier pigeon our way!

18th Anniversary Party

May 29, 2012

Join us Saturday, June 16th for our 18th Anniversary Party! We’re honored to be part of Colorado’s brewing scene and we want to celebrate with you. Come help us throw down as we raise the roof, close off the street and, of course, pour some delicious beer. The party runs from 2-6pm and costs only $25. Your ticket buys you a food ticket, live music and access to Great Divide classic favorites and special one-offs. We’d love to see you there! Buy your ticket here!

The Coals Jam With Colette

April 24, 2012

LA-based folk group The Coals recently posted a killer video for their song “Evangeline.” Can you spot Colette sitting on the piano? She’s such a saucy minx. Check the video here.

You can find more of their stuff at

Spreading the Good Word: On Craft Beer Evangelism

April 13, 2012

Spreading the Good Word: On Craft Beer Evangelism – Save the Drama for Yo Mamma.

Great read by Hanna Laney – Marketing Coordinator, Great Divide Brewing Company