Tier One (<6% Alcohol By Volume)
Style: American Light Lager (Mexican-Style)
ABV: 4.8%; IBU: 25
Attributes: A bright, straw-yellow, crisp, clean American lager with hints of bready sweetness and soft bitterness. Huell Melon and German Tettnang hops.
Why? Named for the Denver neighborhood we call home; “valverde” means “green valley.”
1, 2, 3, GO!
Style: American Porter
ABV: 5.8%; IBU: 38
Attributes: Flavorful dark malt characteristics, grainy, dry, softly sharp. Earthy, slightly resiny hop profile. Burnt toast and dark chocolate flavors arise when warmed. Crisp and slightly sweet finish.
Inside Info: Listen to Joe Jackson’s “Got The Time.”
prickly-passion fruity flash
Style: Fruit Sour
ABV: 5.4%; IBU: 15
Attributes: Bright flavors in the Berliner Weisse style. The addition of Prickly Pear and Passion Fruit purees bring a fresh, sweet tartness. Clean, smooth, medium body.
Collaboration: With Woods Boss Brewing Company also located in Denver.
Style: Scottish Ale
ABV: 5.3%; IBU 20
Attributes: In the style of an 80-shilling, it has a malty roast sweetness perfect for winter evenings holed up in your cave. Hints of nuts and soft hop fruit in the aroma, with flavors of toast, caramel, and a suggestion of earthy roast and toffee. Rich and silky, with a dry, grainy finish.
Don’t Worry: We took care of the rabbit.
Tier Two (6 - 8% Alcohol By Volume)
Style: Brut IPA
ABV: 7.0%; IBU 50
Attributes: Crisp hop aroma. Crisp, clean, effervescent light body. Finish is satisfying and refreshing, belying its high attenuation and relatively high dryness.
Movie Night! Sandthrax is a cool, high-risk canyon in the North Wash area of Utah. Not to be undertaken lightly, see this video: https://youtu.be/XsSco0dw9t4
Style: New England-Style IPA
ABV: 7.1%; IBU 60
Attributes: Juicy and hazy, with a bright hop aroma. Flavors of grapefruit and melon refresh in this softly-textured beer. Opaque haze is an effect of chemistry and brewing technique.
Pairing: Try Tourist Economy with an Asian Salad, Beefsteak Tomatoes, or a juicy burger.
Tier Three (8 – 10% Alcohol By Volume)
we are brewing…
Next on tap: Still Life
Style: Flanders Oud Bruin
Anticipated Release: January 2019
Tier Four (10 - 14% Alcohol By Volume)
REd band triple ipa
Style: Red Rye IPA - Triple
ABV: 10.2%; IBU 90
Attributes: Nearly 20% Rye makes up the malt bill in this beautiful copper-ruby IPA. Bright citrus hops balance the nutty caramel and toast malt flavors perfectly. Dry, well-attenuated spicy finish.
Food Pairing: Gouda, Campfire-Toasted Marshmallows (think S’Mores,) BBQ brisket, spicy Indian, Mexican, or Asian foods — Drunken Noodles anyone?
Deep Night (w/ Rick and Deeps)
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.6%; IBU 55
Attributes: Nearly black in color, with a creamy tan head. Aromas of dark and burnt chocolate, coffee, candied raisins and prune, slight toffee tones. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, currants, coffee and black licorice. Clean, rich, complex, and only lightly warming.
Pairing: Rich chocolate truffles, Pecan Pie, raw fresh mozzarella cheese, steamed lobster.
Style: Belgian-Style Quadrupel
ABV: 11.2%; IBU 29
Attributes: The addition of Belgian Candi Syrup, combined with spicy, floral phenols from Belgian yeast make this beer a classic. Sweeter on the palate, dry warming finish.
Kissing Cousins? Traditionally Belgians welcome good friends with three kisses on alternating cheeks. But knowing when that's appropriate confuses even the locals. At a first meeting a regular handshake will do.
Style: American Barleywine
ABV: 11.6%; IBU 65
Attributes: A brilliant light ruby-copper color, the aromas of sweet caramel, vanilla and peppery florals give way to similar flavors on the palate, while toasty grain and oaky tannins arise in the mix. Well-attenuated, rich texture, finishes bitter with a residual soft sweetness.
Fact: Barleywines are classically made with pale malt, achieving color from long boils and concentrated malt sugar content.
Tier Five (14 – 17% alcohol by volume)
Style: Braggot-Style Honey Beer
ABV: 16.0%; IBU 12
Attributes: 49% of the fermentables in this beer come from Colorado Wildflower Honey. Sweet, floral, candied citrus and toasty grain aromas. Rich, bright flavor profile neatly balancing grain and honey characteristics. Finishes very dry, not cloying, with a gentle warmth.
Bumblebee Feet? Refers to the appearance of a style of boot worn (largely) by people engaged in the sport of canyoneering. One brand used by many happens to be a very bright yellow with black bands. Wayne and Laura wore these boots as part of their wedding attire, as they were married under a waterfall.
buche de noel
Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV: 15.7%; IBU 65
Attributes: A traditional Imperial Stout, brewed to a rich warmth. Aged for 4 months in a Breckenridge Bourbon barrel. Dark black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of dark cherry, chocolate, vanilla, coconut and bourbon. Round, soft, rich mouthfeel. Flavors of chocolate, treacle and milky cocoa; teasing with faint notes of dark fruit. This winter wonder presents its nostalgic nature with vanilla and coconut notes from the barrel. Complex and layered, as indulgent as the cake for which it is named: Buche de Noel.
Pronunciation: [byʃ də nɔɛl]
Auld Lang Syne
Style: Barrel-Aged English Barleywine
ABV: 16.5%; IBU 65
Attributes: Aged in brandy barrels for almost 5 months, this beer is high-gravity goodness with our hallmark balanced and smooth warmth. The richness of stone fruit and caramel notes from the barrel make it a lingering delight.
How many ways? The poems's Scots title may be translated into standard English as "old long since" or, more idiomatically, "long long ago", "days gone by", or "old times". "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the song chorus, might be loosely translated as "for the sake of old times".
We carry GFCO 100% Gluten Free beer from Holidaily Brewing Company (Golden, Colorado.) Brewed with malted millet, malted rice and buckwheat, served from 16oz cans. Style varies.