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Barn Burner Series – Small Batch Beers in September

 

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Starting in September, we’re offering a new limited release brews weekly. These rare finds are blazin’ straight out of the Lyons, CO pilot brew barn. Stop into one of our taprooms – Boulder, Longmont, or Brevard and try something rare. Sip ’em at the bar, or grab a Crowler to go. This month’s release events are goin’ down in September. See individual taproom facebook pages for more details – releases may vary per taproom location.

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Ten FIDY Imperial Stout

 

In a galaxy not-so-far away (the Oskar Blues brewery) brewers discovered a mathematical curiosity – a beer darker than dark – so dark that it sucked up massive amounts of flavor and allowed no light to penetrate its malty opaqueness – Ten FIDY Imperial Stout.

A black hole of burly malt flavor, Ten FIDY is made from immense amounts of big, dark malts including rich caramel malt, flavorful Munich malts and fluffy oats resulting in a giant, viscous, cosmic beer entity. FIDY gravitates toward flavors of chocolate-covered caramel, espresso, black licorice and plum. A phenomenon that’s been described as “Beer, only better and darker,” FIDY is as supermassive as ever this fall. What do you pair with a black hole? Think yourself up a special occasion (or not) and pair with ice cream, pot brownies, brownie brownies, or a nice cigar. (more…)

Six-Pack of Questions with Wildermiss

 

Didja know Denver-based Indie band Wildermiss is playing at the Underground Music Showcase? The quartet stopped by the Black Buzzard music venue on Market Street to crush some Mama’s Little Yella Pils, play us a secret set, and answer our six-pack of questions.

View the vid below to find out what Wildermiss had to say about the Underground Music Showcase, growing as a band in the Denver area and what type of beer they prefer. You’ll also get an intimate look at their double-chins…

Grab a can of locally-made craft beer (we’re the official beer sponsor) and see Wildermiss and hundreds of other up-and-coming local acts at the Underground Music Showcase July 27-29.

 

Hotbox Coffee Porter Release

 

HOTBOX COFFEE PORTER GOES YEAR-ROUND AND NATIONWIDE

Let’s face it – we can’t all be morning people; but as it turns out, sometimes great adventures like hiking, biking, fishing, and camping – and going to work early in the morning to make beer – require getting up before the sun. Folks around here have found that pain in the wee hours can be offset by reaching for fortifying liquid upon opening the orbs – morning beer. Our favorite seasonal brew for beerfast is Hotbox Coffee Porter, a roasty, malty, wake-up-call of a porter made with Hotbox Roasters coldbrew. It’s not just for breakfast though – the solid 6.5% ABV, campfire drinkability and an inclination to be paired with desserts make Hotbox Porter a beer that can hang all day.

Hotbox Coffee Porter is built on a hefty heap of malts, including seven varieties and led by Caraaroma – a nutty, red-hued malt drum-roasted from German barley. Caraaroma is a favorite of Tim Matthews, our Head of Brewing Operations. “The malt bill highlights chocolate, fig, plum, espresso, burnt sugar, caramel, and marshmallow,” said Tim. “Overall, the beer is medium-bodied and just sweet enough, with the coffee and malt flavors designed to mesh together perfectly.”

On the coffee end, the guys at Hotbox Roasters used a blend of beans from South America (Columbia, Honduras and Guatemala), roasted them to highlight flavors of tobacco, chocolate, wood and earthiness, and brewed up a super-concentrated coldbrew, which was added to the beer. Hotbox Roasters is known for their Nitro coldbrew, but Head Roaster Noe Lopez explained that the Hotbox Porter bean juice is a double-strength “still” (non-nitro) brew. “We brew two pounds of coffee to one gallon of water and then steep it for 36 hours,” said Noe. “It adds massive coffee and chocolate flavor to the beer.”

As a toast to Hotbox Porters upcoming 2018 release, we asked a few peeps around the office about their ideal morning beer situation, and what to pair with Hotbox Porter. This is what they said: (more…)

Barn Burner Series – Small Batch Beers in August

 

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Every first Thursday of the month, limited release brews are blazin’ straight out of the Lyons, CO pilot brew barn. Stop into one of our taprooms – Boulder, Longmont, or Brevard and try something rare. Sip ’em at the bar, or grab a Crowler to go. This month’s release events are goin’ down August 2. See individual taproom facebook pages for more details.

Details on the beers:

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