Nomad, an expectant tribute

December 9, 2011

 

 

It was said to be so,

That Great Divide was with child,

Something unlike their other beers you know,

A pilsner, indeed, with a golden bright hue,

‘Twas to be called Nomad,

And it’s handcrafted just for you,

It shall arrive on the eve of the new year,

To be hoisted, not foisted, above in a cheers,

For, with gusto and glee, the people hark, “here, here!”

What better way to celebrate than with tasty, new beer?

So, keep an eye out, watch for the stork,

This beer baby’s demure, light on the torque.

Join on on New Years, for the inaugural pour,

Undoubtedly, you’ll leave, simply wanting more.

Weekend Pairing

 

Welcome to our 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.

 

Fromager D’Affinois paired with Hoss Rye Lager

This popular cheese is mild, buttery, sweet and pairs well with fresh fruit and a fireplace.  Fromager d’Affinois is reminiscent of a triple-crème because of its luscious, silky, full mouth feel; but alas, is a mere double crème.  Not to be overlooked, this smooth, milky brie is a great crowd pleaser.

Hoss possesses rich, layered malt notes with hints of cherry.  It finishes clean and crisp while imparting slightly earthy, spicy characteristics.

Après-ski, sledding, or after a brisk hike – this pairing is seductive and addicting, especially with a warm baguette tossed in the mix.

Seven Days of Food Truck Madness

December 5, 2011

 

While we don’t serve food at the Tap Room, we love hosting some of Denver’s best food carts. We’ve solidified a pretty stellar schedule of food for every day of the week. Find your fave truck and head on down to the Tap Room to get your nom on!

Trucks arrive around 4pm M-F and around 2:30pm Sat/Sun.

Monday: Follow That Cart (tasty soups and homemade sodas)

Tuesday: Chef Driven (globally-inspired comfort food)

Wednesday: Basic Kneads Pizza (some of the best pies in town)

Thursday: Mestizos (super delish Latin-Asian fusion)

Friday: Basic Kneads Pizza (a cart so nice, we have ‘em twice)

Saturday: Bambu (killer Chinese)

Sunday: Vegan Van (no animals, all awesome)

Weekend Pairing

December 2, 2011

 

Welcome to our 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.

Widmer’s 6-Year Cheddar paired with Titan IPA

The Widmer family has been crafting cheese for over 80 years with cheesemaking roots tied back to Switzerland.  This cheddar possesses rich, nutty flavors which become increasingly sharp with age.  Widmer’s Cheddar has a nice golden color, a pronounced mature flavor with a slightly drier, crumbly finish.  Also prominent are notes of caramel and salt with a faintly fruity finish.

Titan IPA is a big, aggressively hopped India Pale Ale that starts out with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishes with a nice rich, malty sweetness that is balanced.  With all of the rich citrus flavors and malty sweetness – this pairing makes a very blissful marriage.

December 1, 2011

 

If there’s anything we love more than delicious craft beer it’s supporting localness however we can. We are proud to be a part of the Mile High Business Alliance’s Buy Local Week coming up. Denver’s local businesses offer a bevy of perfect holiday shopping ideas, not to mention uber-tasty food and drinks when you’re done. Check out the MHBA’s site to see their stellar member businesses and put a little local in your holidays.

Join the revolution!

Thanksgiving with Great Divide

November 21, 2011

 

We can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving week. Wow, time flies when you’re drinking good beer. As you know, we are all about beer and food pairings. Here’s a quick, easy way to integrate Great Divide into your Thanksgiving feast.

We recommend starting your meal with a crisp Hoss Rye Lager. This quirky, tasty Marzen is a great aperitif to a big meal. With its slightly earthy and spicy character, Hoss beckons your palate to enjoy the bounty of delicious flavors to come.

As you enter into the main course, you can’t go wrong with a Claymore Scotch Ale or a Hibernation. Both of these full-bodied beauties pair perfectly with the down-home goodness of a Thanksgiving meal. Whether its a sultry, garnet Claymore or a warming Hibernation, either beer will make a welcome addition.

Finally, as the meal winds down and everyone eyes the pumpkin or pecan pie, enjoy a smooth Belgian Yeti. With its slightly fruity character and a more restrained hop profile than its Yeti siblings, Belgian Yeti is an excellent complement to a sweet dessert.

As this holiday nears, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for your continued awesomeness. Cheers to you and yours.

Weekend Pairing

November 18, 2011

 

Welcome to our 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.

Morbier and Claymore Scotch Ale

Morbier is a semi-soft cows’ milk cheese of France. It is ivory colored, soft and slightly elastic, and is immediately recognizable by the black layer of tasteless ash separating it horizontally in the middle.  Traditionally, the cheese consists of a layer of morning milk and a layer of evening milk.  Nowadays, the cheese is usually made from a single milking with the ash added for tradition.

Claymore Scotch Ale: Named for a medieval Scottish sword, Claymore Scotch Ale is our tribute to the legendary “Wee Heavy” beers of Scotland. This malty, deep-ruby beauty features lots of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile, and a subtle warming character. Unlike its namesake, this beer only requires one hand, but it’ll still make you feel like nobility. The malty, caramel notes of the Claymore are symbiotic flavors to Morbier’s distinctive characteristics.

Try this pairing to cap off a perfect fall weekend!

Junk In The Trunk

November 16, 2011

 

We believe it was the great poet Sir Mix A Lot,

Who sounds like a knight but likely was not,

Who sung of a love, way down deep inside,

For a hefty caboose, his fondness he couldn’t hide.

So, in honor of him and his ridiculous song,

Upon the sight of our delivery truck, we will unfettered-ly fawn.

It hustles around town, to, here, there and fro,

One view of its back end and you suddenly know,

Great Divide beer on the move, to your store and your ‘hood,

Springing forth from whence, nothing comes but good.

When you see this beauty rolling through town,

Give it a “Daaaaaaaamn,” with the window rolled down.

Because, in the realm of spectacular derriere,

Our truck’s competitors simply don’t compare.

 

We are excited to be a finalist for a Denver Web Award this year! Thanks to all who submitted our name in the nomination round. We’ll know tonight if we win Denver’s Best Twitter User, but in the meantime, you can browse all the finalists here:

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2011/11/2011-denver-web-awards-finalists.php

Cheers to all the finalists and thanks to Denver Westword for putting it all together!

Weekend Pairing

November 11, 2011

 

Welcome to our 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.

Roth Käse Moody Blue paired with Belgian Style Yeti Imperial Stout

Moody Blue is a smoky, salty, stand out cheese made in small batches using Wisconsin milk then smoked over fruit wood and hazelnut shells.  Moody Blue puts forth a woodsy aroma then presents flavors of roasted nuts, coffee and bacon.  This cheese is nothing short of seductive.  When paired with a malt-driven imperial stout, such as our Belgian Yeti, it will quickly elevate itself to cult status in many books.

Great Divide’s Belgian Style Yeti uses a new blend of brewing traditions which results in characteristic spice and fruit notes imparted by a special Belgian yeast strain.  Yes, we strongly suggest this pairing as a wonderful winter warmer to be enjoyed fireside along with silky, alluring tunes.