Hops Imagined

November 8, 2011

Confusing your Fuggle and your Chinook? Can’t remember the difference between Humulene and Myrcene? Never fear! Use this trusty hop chart!You can even buy one of your own…

http://hopschart.com/zoom.html

Behind the Avatar: The Wench Features One of Our Own

November 4, 2011

The Beer Wench is starting a new series called “Behind the Avatar,” that features those who tweet for breweries. She debuted her new series by featuring one of our own. Check it out!

http://drinkwiththewench.com/2011/11/behind-the-twitter-avatar-greatdividebrew/

Great Divide 6-Pack

November 3, 2011

Here at Great Divide, people often assume it’s one big dudefest. However, we have 6 awesome gals under our roof, affectionately known as “the 6 pack”. Here’s your chance to meet them all. Next time you’re at the brewery, keep an eye out for our lovely ladies.

Tannea is our resident “Hops Honey”. She sells Great Divide here in Colorado, Southern California and Arizona. Her favorite Great Divide beer is a toss-up between Titan and Hibernation.

Sharon is our party-planner extraordinaire and our tour manager. Her favorite Great Divide beer is Titan but she’ll never turn down a Fresh Hop when it’s available.

Monique helps us out as our office assistant. Her favorite Great Divide beer is Colette.

Mary is our Count de Money and has worked at Great Divide longer than everyone except our owner, Brian. While she doesn’t have a favorite Great Divide beer (who can chose just one?!), she likes to cozy up to any of the Yetis.

Hanna is our resident word nerd and marketing coordinator. Her favorite Great Divide beer is Fresh Hop Pale Ale.

Monica is our newest female addition and you can find her slingin’ brews in the Tap Room. Her favorite Great Divide beer is Rumble.


Hi, friends

November 1, 2011

 

We had a great Halloween. Hope you did, too. Here’s a little post-Halloween poem.

Now that November is finally calling,

Costumes, candy and pumpkins away we’ll be hauling,

We’ve dressed up and partied and enjoyed Hallow’s Eve,

But, now, from caramel apples, we need a reprieve.

So, we’ve decided to chill with a warming Hibernation,

In front of the fire with rapt fascination.

October may be over but that’s all OK,

Because it’s merely 3 weeks until Turkey Day!

Weekend Pairing

October 28, 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.

Did you know—October is American Cheese Month—a celebration of the diverse world of North American-made cheeses. The American Cheese Society has more info about American Cheese Month here.

Avalanche Lamborn Bloomers Robiola paired w/ Hades Belgian Style Ale

Robiola is typically an Italian soft-ripened cheese, but this one is made right here in Colorado at Avalanche Cheese Company.  Lamborn Bloomers has a tangy taste, infused with the wild herbs on which the animals pasture.  This cheese is aged just over a month and displays a silky, well-balanced interior wrapped in a beautiful white-molded rind.

Hades Belgian Style Ale is a well-balanced crisp ale that doesn’t over power the robiola.

This cheese can be found in Denver at Whole Foods Cherry Creek, The Truffle Cheese Shop or St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop.

Day In The Life: Hibernation, Fresh Hop and Oak Aged Yeti

October 21, 2011

 

Hibernation English Style Old Ale: Sup, ladies? I’m back. I know you’ve been waiting all year long to curl up next to me in front of a crackling fire. I’ll swoon you. I’ll swoon you so hard. You like a robust beer with a hearty character? Boom—I’m right here. Yeah, the weather is getting colder out there. All the more reason to stay inside.

Fresh Hop Pale Ale: Seems like everyone these days has abandoned au natural. With everyone plumping, slicing, injecting and liposuctioning, it’s refreshing to know I’m one of the oddballs. No fluff here. All you’ll get with me is the good stuff—fresh, sticky, lupulin-filled Cascades, Centennials and Simcoes. While the others may be spending their time under the knife, I get my natural beauty from the good ol’ green earth. Come on friend, take a walk on the real side.

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout: I’m on a one-Yeti mission to avenge our unfair reputation. For years, we’ve gotten a serious bad rap. Like we’re all dirty, snarling monsters wandering the frigid expanses of the Nepalese wilderness scaring children, hiding in caves and just being generally malicious outcasts. All I ask is you just give me a chance. My oak aging makes me a subtle, docile, well-mannered beast. You wanna hear a Yeti purr?

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.

Did you know—October is American Cheese Month—a celebration of the diverse world of North American-made cheeses. The American Cheese Society has more info about American Cheese Month here.

Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Hudson Valley Camembert and Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Hudson Valley Camembert is an award-winning cheese made with a blend of cow and sheep milk from animals that graze on emerald green pastures of the majestic Hudson Valley. This cheese is smooth, buttery and rich and simply melts in your mouth with a fantastically clean finish. This Camembert comes in a square shape (typically round) and perches itself lovingly on a cheese board. It is mild and pillowy and pairs well with lighter beers with hints of citrus.

Fresh Hop Pale Ale is brewed with fresh, whole cone hops from the Pacific Northwest.  We ship these “wet” hops to Denver overnight and brew shortly after harvest, imparting an intensely grassy hop aroma and citrus hop flavor in a medium-bodied ale.

Learn more about the cheese here.

Learn more about American Cheese Month here.

Have you been missing our Beer&Cheese events at the brewery?

October 19, 2011

 

It’s your lucky day! We have a few spots left in our pairing next week. Join us Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30 to 8pm. To RSVP, send an email to sharon@greatdivide.com. This stellar event is a bargain at $24. Here’s a little poem to get you in the beer and cheese mood:

Simply wonderful, the artisan cheese lover said,

Indeed, this beer with it’s aroma and head,

melds perfectly with my smooth, nutty taste.

Towards more pairings, we must make haste!

Whether by sea, by train or on horse,

Where are the pairings? Great Divide Brewing, of course!

Weekend Pairing

October 14, 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.

Did you know—October is American Cheese Month—a celebration of the diverse world of North American-made cheeses. The American Cheese Society has more info about American Cheese Month here.

Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog and Denver Pale Ale

Humboldt Fog is a pasteurized goat cheese with a beautiful, bloomy-white coat that mellows into an ashy gray rind resembling coastal fog. This cheese has a distinctive Morbier-like layer of vegetable ash that runs through its center. Humboldt Fog displays an ultimate balance of tangy, smooth, dry, rich, voluptuousness – the delicate dance that leaves one mystified.

Denver Pale Ale is a world-renowned, classic pale ale with a malty middle and an equally hearty complement of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness.  5.4% ABV

The malty middle of Denver Pale Ale and an equally hearty complement of hop work symbiotically with this silky siren.

Learn more about Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog here.

Learn more about the American Cheese Society here.

Awesomn Autumn

October 13, 2011

 

This Friday marks our Awesomn Autumn Release Party, featuring Oak Aged Yeti, Fresh Hop and Hibernation. These storied brews are some of our most revered seasonals. In addition to getting to try ‘em all, there will be food from Basic Kneads pizza truck. Entry is $20 at the door, cash only. This buys you 3 beers and one pizza.

Also, our party porch in the Tank Farm is soon to be no more. As we ready to fill the space with more tanks (and more beer!), this party will be the porch’s adieu. Come join us as we bring down the house.

We will also have a DJ spinning 80s and 90s tunes. Who doesn’t love a good dance party??

The party runs from 6-9pm this Friday, October 14th. See you there!