The Smoothness Release

Great Divide Brewing Co. Introduces The Smoothness

The Smoothness

Just in time for Great American Beer Festival festivities, we are releasing The Smoothness to our barrel-aged lineup.

The Beer

The Smoothness is a rich, silky dark lager aged in Jameson Caskmates barrels, directly from Ireland. This collaboration release was inspired by our time at the Middleton distillery for our Jameson Drinking Buddies partnership. The Smoothness opens with a velvety mouthfeel and rounds out with roasty malt flavors and notes of vanilla and oak. One sip and the name explains itself. 8.7% ABV

The Partnership

Our partnership with Jameson Irish Whiskey began in 2015 when we were selected as one of the five American craft breweries to partner with Jameson for their Caskmates Drinking Buddies program. Throughout the partnership, Jameson has shipped us barrels which we used to create a unique craft beer with hints of Jameson Whiskey called The Smoothness. This year, Jameson invited us once again to join them for more collaboration. This time, we received 50 wet Jameson barrels directly from Ireland, our biggest shipment yet. With this large shipment, we are able to package and distribute The Smoothness into the market for the first time ever.

Where Can I Drink It?

This collaboration is a limited edition package that is only available in select Great Divide markets, including Colorado. The beer is available in both Great Divide Denver Tap Rooms for the Great American Beer Festival starting on Thursday, September 5th. Also, if you’re in town for The Great American Beer Festival, check out these Smoothness events happening around the city:

  • Argonaut – Friday, Sep. 29th Jameson and Great Divide tasting from 3 pm – 6 pm. Featuring The Smoothness.
  • Great Divide Tap Rooms – Thursday, Oct. 5th 12 pm tapping
  • Fresh Craft – Friday, Oct. 6th Noon – 2 pm Great Divide / Jameson GABF Event
  • Larimer Beer Hall – Saturday, Oct.7th.  8 pm-midnight  Tap Take Over / Great Divide / Jameson GABF Event
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