Great Divide’s 2018 Release Calendar
New 2018 Beer Releases
2018 is in sight. How we got here, we’re not sure. But alas, it’s here and with it comes new beer! In 2018 we’re excited to introduce 6 new beers to our lineup including the return of a Great Divide classic and the addition of a new barrel series. Keep reading to learn about all the new Great Divide 2018 beer releases and to see our full release calendar.
Wood Werks Barrel Series
In 2018 we are starting fresh with a brand new barrel series. Wood Werks is our new lineup of limited edition barrel aged and sour beers. The new series kicks off in February with a Belgian-style tripel that was artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums. This rare spiced sour ale has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish, and hint of French oak. This first release will be followed by a Flemish Sour Brown Ale in May, and a Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale in August.
Rumble Oak Aged IPA
We heard your pleas for the return of Rumble loud and clear. In 2018, we are re-releasing this Great Divide classic as part of our Tank Farm series. This relatively straight-forward West Coast-style IPA with subtle nuance will be available in 6-pack cans from May through September.
Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti
The name’s Yeti, Vanilla Yeti. That’s right, a brand new Yeti is coming to town. Another extension of our Yeti clan, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti is the next flavor evolution for our cherished imperial stout. Sweet vanilla tones meld into the oak characteristics as the two flavors support and enhance one another. A pairing fit for a beast, the vanilla and oak are uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from Yeti.
But wait! There’s more!
Heyday Modern IPA
We’re excited to introduce a new IPA to our portfolio in 2018! Don’t get us wrong, we love our cherished Titan, but we figured it was time to introduce a different adaptation of the ever-popular style. What’s a Modern IPA you ask? Well, we brewed this beer in response to the shift in taste profile preferences of the modern IPA drinker. It’s slightly hazy (but not a hazy IPA) with abundant hop flavor and aroma of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. This contemporary IPA brings the multifaceted hop profile to the forefront without the expected bitterness and with a lighter body. It’s not “New England” or “hazy” or “west coast” or “English-style”, or “classic”, and it’s definitely not Titan. It’s a modern IPA. Balanced and approachable, Heyday IPA is brewed for the modern Bold Character.
Well there you have it, that’s the rundown of all the 2018 beer releases coming to you from Great Divide. We can’t wait for you to try them all! Check out our full release calendar below.