After four years of collaborating with Colorado distilleries and breweries on dozens of products, Molly’s Spirits is releasing its first private label offering: a canned sparkling wine.
Mythology Distillery will release its first gin, Needle Pig Gin, on June 14. Needle Pig Gin is a modern dry gin distilled with six natural botanicals, including Italian juniper, coriander seed, sage, orris root, grapefruit peel, and star anise. Sage spice and sweet pine on the nose are complimented by resinous citrus from the juniper and ripe grapefruit. Sweet jam is tasted on the palate, followed by grapefruit citrus, licorice and pine.
The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) has created a new position, marketing and event manager. Tristan Schmid, formerly of the Brewers of Indiana Guild, joined the CBG in this position in mid-May. Schmid will be responsible for the promotion of Colorado craft beer through the execution of the CBG’s events, collaboration with members and partners, fundraising, and marketing efforts with local and state tourism offices.
Molly's Spirits Annual Rare Whiskey Raffle is back for the fourth year with some major changes to create the best one yet. To ensure the event is accessible to all Molly’s Spirits Club members, the event is moving from its traditional auction set up to a raffle format. With a $20 day of donation to Streets Hope, Molly’s Spirits Club members will receive three raffle tickets and one drink ticket, good for a cocktail featuring Molly’s Single Barrel Bourbon.
Mythology Distillery will release a wine barrel finished whiskey on May 22 at the distillery. Mythology Distillery aged its award-winning Hell Bear Whiskey in a syrah wine barrel from Dominio IV Wines, a boutique winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, an esteemed wine region known for its world-class syrah and pinot noir.
The Colorado Brewers Guild, the non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs, and Team Player Productions will present a kickoff event for the Vail Craft Beer Classic. Enjoy a scenic gondola ride to mid-Vail to explore a variety of craft beer from members of the Colorado Brewers Guild. Spend the evening sipping Colorado’s finest craft beer, alongside a world-class BBQ spread as the sun sets over the mountains.
Brews from world-class Colorado craft breweries are served alongside world-class mountain views at the 9th annual Lake Dillon Brew Festival, hosted by the Town of Dillon and the Colorado Brewers Guild. More than 35 Colorado breweries will serve up craft beers to thirsty crowds of avid beer connoisseurs. Live music from The Grinz and food, to be purchased a la carte, will also be available – creating a perfect day in the mountains.
Mythology Distillery took home six awards, including three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal at the 2019 Annual Denver International Spirits Competition (DISC) in March.
Each year during the Craft Brewers Conference® & Brew Expo America®, the Brewers Association asks local brewers from the presenting state to collaborate on a beer to serve as the official symposium beer. For this year’s conference, under the leadership of the Colorado Brewers Guild Conference Beer Committee, Colorado craft breweries and partners created 2019 Symposium Ale, a red brut IPA brewed at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company in Denver.
Following last year’s participation by 80 Colorado breweries, Colorado Pint Day has been announced with 93 breweries from Ska Brewing in Durango, Colo. to dozens of breweries on the Front Range.
This year’s custom-made pint glass artist is the brainchild of illustrator Shaw Nielsen, who helped this year’s Colorado Craft Beer Week theme of “Craft Beer – It’s In Our Nature” come to life. More than 15,000 pint glasses were purchased by Colorado breweries, which will then be sold to customers on March 20. $1 from each pint sold will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild.
With its unconventional stages, slate of iconic national and local acts, and commitment to weave itself into the city’s cultural fabric, Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is the largest music festival in Denver and the surrounding area as well as one of the longest continually running festivals in Denver. The annual three-day celebration of music features hundreds of bands across multiple venues and stages,from a massive outdoor main stage to smaller indie-music-loving bars, to unexpected locations like auto-repair shops, Irish pubs, breweries, barbecue restaurants, coffee shops and historic churches, to bring in more than 30,000 attendees.
DENVER – January 14, 2019 – Seedstock Brewery’s Dusseldorf Alt was named the third best beer on Beer Connoisseur’s Top 100 Beers of 2018 list, while the brewery’s Oktoberfest was named as the 33rd best beer of 2018. The old-world brewery was the only Denver-based brewery to grace the list, which includes domestic and international breweries.
“From the day we opened our doors, our goal has been to bring our family’s old-world recipes to craft beer drinkers and non-craft beer drinkers alike,” said Seedstock Owner Ron Abbott. “It’s a honor to win two such high accolades for traditional German-style beers. We’re so very humbled and excited to continue to share our recipes with the world.”
In celebration of the honor, Seedstock Brewery will be re-releasing the Dusseldorf Alt on Jan. 25. At 5.0-percent ABV, this German-style beer has a clean, malty aroma with a very slight hint of fruitiness. It is assertive in its hop bitterness and balanced by a clean, bready malt character. The long-lasting, dry finish makes it a very sessionable beer.
According to Beer Connessiour’s Michael Bury review of the Dusseldorf Alt, “It’s a shame that currently you can only get the beer in the immediate Colorado area. However, this supports the notion of patronizing your local brewery, and anyone in the Denver area would be more than satisfied by a visit."
Seedstock’s Oktoberfest is a traditional Marzen-style that has been served at Oktoberfest celebrations since 1872. The Seedstock Oktoberfest is a malty, amber German-style lager with a rich, toasty and bready flavor. It has a soft bitterness and a clean, dry finish with a 6.1-percent ABV.
Seedstock’s Dusseldorf Atl scored a 97 from reviewers and the Oktoberfest scored a 95. A review of 100-96 is considered “World Class” and 95-91 is considered “Exceptional.”
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About Seedstock Brewery
Seedstock Brewery crafts straightforward beer for folks who like to drink it. Led by one guiding principle– to brew the best tasting beer we can– we draw on our old-world, family brewing roots dating back to the 19th century to create great craft beers . Eschewing trend and pageantry in favor of a heartland work ethic and ingenuity, our barrels pour uniquely American beers that just taste good. For more information, stop by our brewery on West Colfax in Denver, Colorado or visit https://seedstockbrewery.com.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - December 12, 2018 - Maxline Brewing will begin limited distribution into Northern Colorado in January. During this time, beer lovers will be able to enjoy flagship favorite Irish Red, with other favorites such as Peach Mango Pale Ale and IPA beginning distribution in coming months, in 12-oz cans outside the family-owned brewery’s taproom.
“Canning is a natural extension of our business,” said Maxline co-owner Kevin Gearhardt. “Not only does it give our taproom guests the ability to take home our beer and share with family and friends, but it gives us an incredible opportunity to distribute local favorites like Irish Red within Northern Colorado.”
Maxline Brewing will be donating four cents from each 12-ounce can sold to a local charity. Cans sold in the taproom will be given to a Fort Collins charity. Once distribution begins, Maxline Brewing will select a charity in each respective distribution location. Charity information will be listed on Maxline Brewing’s website.
Last spring Maxline Brewing more than doubled its square footage by adding private event space and expanding its taproom and brewhouse to include additional fermentation tanks, lab equipment, a canning line and barrel-aging space. The brewery’s new barrel-aging program will allow for up to 24 barrels, paving the way for more experimental beers in the realm of spirits.
“Barrel aging gives us one more ingredient to play with: wood,” said Maxline brewer Shawn Woodbury. “We want to not only push the flavor profiles of our existing brands to new levels of complexity, but we also want to experiment with both ‘clean’ and ‘funky’ barrels to provide exclusive barrel-only releases designed to highlight the individual character of these barrels.”
The first beer to be released out of the brewery’s barrel-aging program will be Rum Barrel-Aged Winter Warmer, a spiced American Amber with cinnamon, clove, allspice and ginger. The brewery aged the 2017 edition of its Winter Warmer in a rum barrel from Coppermuse Distillery for one year. At 7.5 percent ABV, the result is an enhanced spiciness that complements smooth vanilla and dark sugar notes from the barrel.
Additional information, including where Maxline brands will be distributed, will be shared at a later time.
About Maxline Brewing
Fostering craft, community, and culture, Maxline Brewing is a neighborhood brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Maxline’s commitment to quality malt, hops, water, and yeast mirrors the brewery’s passion for unique and rich craft beers. With warm and friendly beertenders, Maxline welcomes you to enjoy their space as if it were your own living room. Dedicated to serving the community in which the brewery serves, the Maxline Brewing family is committed to serving a minimum of 30 hours of community service each month. For more information visit www.maxlinebrewing.com.
The owners of Berthoud Brewing Company and Frederick, Colo.-based Peel Handcrafted Pizza have combined their talents to create 5030 Local, a collaboration concept that provides an inspired gathering place for quality local food, delicious craft beer and live music from local and national acts. Located off Highway 34 at 1480 Cascade Ave. in Loveland, Colo., 5030 Local will serve as a destination between Colorado’s Front Range and mountain peaks where guests can create memorable life moments together. The moniker “5030”derives from the elevation of Berthoud, Colo., where the concept to create a unique space for a brewery, restaurant and live music venue was born.
Pablo’s Coffee took home four medals at the largest global roasters competition, Golden Bean North America, in Portland, Oregon from Sept. 19-22. This is the first year that Pablo’s Coffee has entered the competition, which celebrated its fourth anniversary last month.
“The same weekend that other Colorado small businesses were being put on the map at Great American Beer Festival, we were establishing ourselves as a world-class roaster,” said Pablo’s Coffee owner Craig Conner. “These wins validate our roasting style and philosophy, which is to develop sweet, full body and balance throughout the roasting process.”
Pablo’s Coffee took home the following medals:
Costa Rica Dota Co-Op Yellow Honey Process won silver medal in single origin espresso category
Costa Rica Dota Co-Op Yellow and Red Honey Process Blend won silver medal in the drip coffee category
Little Jem Espresso won bronze medal in espresso category
Espresso Blend won bronze medal in espresso category
“I’m particularly proud of the honey processed coffees’ medals, as they were very challenging to develop a roast profile. The end result mitigated some the inherent faults in the green coffee while showing off the positive attributes,” said Pablo’s Coffee head roaster Brian Gerhard. “It took quite a bit of R&D to develop the roast curves and recipes.”
Pablo’s Espresso Blend is still available to purchase online and in stores. View the full list of Golden Bean North America winners here. The competition received more than 900 coffee submissions from more than 500 roasters.
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About Pablo’s Coffee
Founded in 1995 by Craig Conner, Pablo’s Coffee is a Denver, Colo. based coffee company with three shops. Pablo’s first priority is to source the best tasting coffees. These coffees are then roasted by hand in small batches to reveal their inherent body, balance, and sweetness. In addition to their thriving retail operations, Pablo’s Coffee is proud to be the wholesaler for over 150 coffee shops, restaurants, and grocers across Colorado and beyond. For more information visit https://www.pabloscoffee.com.
DENVER – Oct. 18, 2018 – With the arrival of fall in Denver comes three new beers from Denver-based Seedstock Brewery that inspire drinkers to cozy up and embrace colder season flavors. Seedstock’s Bohemian Dunkel and Old Prague will be released Oct. 26, while Farmhouse Saison will be released Oct. 22.
Seedstock’s Bohemian Dunkel is a Czech-style dark lager, inspired by the Bohemian Dunkel at Prague's U Fleku brew pub. This dark lager at 5.5-percent ABV has a great mouth feel, finishing crisp and clean. Old Prague is a Czech-style beer that was popular in Prague in the early 1800s. It's a pre-lager beer light in color with a full body and smooth mouthfeel at 6.6-percent ABV. Old Prague has an earthy bitterness that results from a generous amount of Czech Saaz hops.
Seedstock's Farmhouse Saison is rich with apricot and floral aromas with tinges of pepper spiciness. The 7.8-percent ABV beer has a dry, crisp and refreshing finish.
“We’re always working to expose people to old-world recipes that aren’t nearly as prevalent as they used to be, which is a shame” said Seedstock Owner Ron Abbott. “We want to ensure Czech-style lagers and farmhouse saison recipes continue to be players in the craft beer industry.”
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About Seedstock Brewery
Seedstock Brewery crafts straightforward beer for folks who like to drink it. Led by one guiding principle– to brew the best tasting beer we can– we draw on our old-world, family brewing roots dating back to the 19th century to create great craft beers . Eschewing trend and pageantry in favor of a heartland work ethic and ingenuity, our barrels pour uniquely American beers that just taste good. For more information, stop by our brewery on West Colfax in Denver, Colorado or visithttps://seedstockbrewery.com.
DENVER - Oct. 15, 2018 - Call to Arms Brewing Company will tap and release Really Really Ridiculously Good Tasting, a farmhouse ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with Brett Claussennii, on November 1 at 3 p.m. in their taproom (4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado 80212). With naming inspired by the movie Zoolander, Really Really Ridiculously Good Tasting is a well-rounded beer with notes of cantaloupe, white grape, lemon zest and a smooth vanilla finish
Bottle conditioning, a method that stems from the 1700s, is the process of naturally carbonating beer through the re-fermentation of sugars after bottling. Sugar is added to the finished beer before packaging, allowing for the yeast to consume the sugar and create carbonation.
“It’s a blend of old school tradition with our modern day-to-day brewing techniques,” said Chris Bell of Call to Arms. “You’re adding 100 percent fermentable sugar to a beverage that is going to condition warm. If there is anything else in the bottle it will also grow, so you have to be extremely careful and intentional throughout the process.”
At 7.2 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), Really Really Ridiculously Good Tasting begins with primary fermentation using a traditional French Saison yeast, followed by an addition of Brett Claussennii to produce a slight barnyard funk. The beer is then packaged with champagne yeast and bottle conditioned, which results in a farmhouse ale reminiscent of a delicate Sauvignon Blanc aged in oak.
This limited quantity sour will be available in 375 ml bottles and on draft at the brewery starting on Nov. 1. Only 200 bottles will be released with a purchasing limit of two bottles per person. Bottles will retail for $11.
“The wild yeast and other bugs in this bottle will produce complex flavors throughout the bottle conditioning process,” said Bell. “We’re extremely proud of this beer.”
About Call to Arms Brewing
Founded in 2015, Call to Arms Brewing Company is located in the Berkeley neighborhood of northwest Denver, Colorado. Blending tradition with innovation, the brewery is a gathering place passionately committed to quality, community, and camaraderie. For more information visit calltoarmsbrewing.com.