The Barn Burner Series is a monthly taproom-only event featuring small batch releases straight outta our funky hometown of Lyons, CO. The releases showcase specialty brews cooked up at our pilot brewery, located in an actual rustic AF, 100-year-old barn in the backyard of the OG Oskar Blues Grill & Brew spot. In fact, Lyons’ Head Brewer Juice Drapeau brews in the same former cow hotel where the “Original Craft Beer in a Can” was born. We’re now tapping these rare suds on the first Thursday of every month, so come hang out with us; or if you’ve got places to be, you can grab a Crowler or two and take ‘em with you wherever you’ve got a trail to blaze. Cue the pyrotechnics.
Some of these beers may look familiar – Barn Burner beers like Bwahahaha Single Hop IPA and Interstate Smash Express IPA are brewed in Lyons almost every month, but with subtle changes to the recipe, adding a new twist to these fan favorites each time they’re brewed.
“We want to create seasonal, bold, innovative beers and make sure they’re consumed fresh,” explained Juice. “These beers are always the same ABV and style, but we keep things interesting by rotating in different hops, under-utilized or little known hops, locally grown malt – that sort of stuff – to change the character of the beer and push the envelope in terms of creative flavors and aromas. For the beer drinker, it’s cool because they get a whole new experience with this month’s rotator than they did with last month’s.”
The rotator beers will be complemented by other small batch funkiness to keep your mouth-hole guessing. Join us every first Thursday of the month to turn ‘em and burn ‘em.
The Barn Burner Series events will take place at the Boulder, Longmont, and Brevard Taprooms starting March 1. Keep an eye on our Events Page for release specifics and event details.