Porchdrinking: Brewing News Roundup | Several New Beers Are On The Way
“While we can’t pretend to list every new beer release, here are several tasty tidbits that have come across the PorchDrinking.com desk from around the nation. New beers, new packaging, new collaborations and so much more.
Great Divide Brewing | Roadie Grapefruit Radler
ABV: 4.2% | Available: April – July
DENVER – March 29, 2017 – Great Divide Brewing Company is expanding its seasonal portfolio with the addition of Roadie Grapefruit Radler. Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. This beer was named both for the road biking cyclist, roadie, and the German word for cycling, radler.
“Creating a radler is wildly different from anything we have brewed before,” said Brian Dunn, owner and founder of Great Divide Brewing Company. “Traditional radlers add finished soda to the beer, but we wanted to do our own take on the style. After almost a year in development and a huge amount of effort from our production team, we achieved our goal for this Colorado Radler using an obscene amount of grapefruit-puree and omitting the soda.”
As an avid cyclist, Great Divide founder Brian Dunn has a personal history on the bike. His experience expands from riding through the French mountainside as a child, to racing after college and eventually passing the love of the sport onto his twin sons. He has also instilled this passion for cycling in the brewery.
Great Divide has been a part of the cycling community throughout the years with the creation of the Great Divide Racing Team, annual employee participation in the Bike MS race and the annual BoulDurango, as well as donating profits from their Tap Room Giving Program to organizations like Bike Denver and the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado.
Inspired by the brewery’s roots in the cycling community and the camaraderie surrounding the sport, Roadie Grapefruit Radler is an ode to cyclists everywhere.
“Grapefruit is one of the most refreshing fruits around, and with its relatively low ABV of 4.2 percent, this radler is a natural fit for a refreshing post-ride beer,” said Dunn.
Roadie will be available is 6-packs, 15.5 gallon and 5 gallon kegs starting April 1st.
~ Alexandra Weissner, Lexa PR for Great Divide Brewing
Great Divide Brewing | Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale
Great Divide Brewing Company Packages Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale
“Beer drinkers may be familiar with this beer as it was brewed in 2013 under the name Demeter,” said Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide Brewing Company. “People have been lining up for it at our Anniversary parties and GABF in past years, so we’ve known that it’s a winner. It took some time to figure out how to brew bigger batches of it given the incredible amount of fruit and extra labor required but we’re excited to finally be able to release this beer into our year-round lineup.”
Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing lip-puckering brew that’s perfect for every occasion. A gift to the taste buds, the sweetness of the strawberry balances out the tartness of the rhubarb. This beautiful partnership of sweet and tart creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursting with strawberry aroma, and bites with each sip.
Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale comes in at 6.2 percent ABV, and will be available year round in 22 oz bottles and draft.
~Lexa PR for Great Divide Brewing”
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