Tier One (<6% Alcohol By Volume)
Style: American Blonde Ale
ABV: 5.2%; IBU: 35
Attributes: A refreshing, easy-drinking Blonde. Medium bitterness and a soft fruit, dry finish, simple and consistently flavorful. Eukanot and Cascade hops, Pilsner and Wheat grains.
Oh, Mom: Wayne radically (?) started growing his hair long when he was 18. Much to Mom’s chagrin.
isch han disch jan
ABV: 5.6%; IBU: 34
Attributes: Bready/toasty, light European hop aroma. Crisp malt flavor, approachable bitterness. Clean, smooth, medium body.
Cool points: “Isch Han Disch Jan” is a Rhenish way of saying a deeply meant “I love you.”
Tier Two (6 - 8% Alcohol By Volume)
Style: Foreign / Export Stout
ABV: 7.2%; IBU: 50
Attributes: Pronounced roasted character, malty sweetness with smooth flavors of coffee, caramel and chocolate, light burnt bitterness on the nose and in the finish. Extremely quaffable, dry finish.
Import/Export: It is said that Ireland has two extremely valuable exports: James Joyce and Guinness.
Style: West Coast IPA
ABV: 6.7%; IBU 65
Attributes: A piney, citrusy, clear, gold delight. Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops, the aromas are clear and bright, hop profile and bitterness following all the way through to the finish; dry, leaving the palate ready for the next sip. This is how the west was won.
Brave this: Bitter IPAs such as Last Cry are delightful as a base for a vinaigrette — try it on spring greens dressed with toasted pine nuts, fresh carrot and jicama slivers, bright heirloom tomato wedges and crisp garlic toasts.
Tier Three (8 – 10% Alcohol By Volume)
Show, don’t tell
Style: Belgian-Style Tripel
ABV: 9.9%; IBU 35
Attributes: A bright, golden-yellow color, with a bright white, long-lasting head. Aromas of pear, candied apple, light honey, grainy malt, spicy phenols. Fruity taste profile, apple and citrus, hints of vanilla, soft but firm hop and Belgian Chimay-type yeast spiciness. Refreshing and dry finish.
SHHHHHHH! Benedictine monks are committed to vows of silence, in the belief that quieting their own voices will help them hear the divine. In trappist monasteries, the brewers only speak when absolutely required.
Tier Four (10 - 14% Alcohol By Volume)
quad CBC COLLAB
Style: Belgian-Style Quadrupel
ABV: 11.0%; IBU 32
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.
old norway // new england
Style: hazy/juicy Triple IPA
ABV: 12.5%; IBU 45
Attributes: Fermented with Norwegian Hornindal Kveik yeast, triple dry hopped with 10 lbs/barrel of Lotus hops. Like a tropical mango-vanilla-citrus-banana-mandarin orange-papaya party!
Collab-Collab: We decided to blend the best of what our friends at Weldwerks Brewing Company (Greeley Colorado) do, with the best of what we do, and the result is an amazing smooth juice bomb that belies nothing of its alcohol content. We love drinking what happens when brewers put their heads together.
ship of theseus
Style: Old Ale
ABV: 11.5%; IBU 45
Attributes: “It should be a warming beer of the type that is best drunk in half pints by a warm fire on a cold winter’s night” – Michael Jackson. We think we hit it.
What is old is new again: this is a remake of Wayne’s double gold-medal winning old ale, 4th Dementia, a beer which is actually a poster-child — pointed out as the style example on beer posters.
Tier Five (14 – 17% alcohol by volume)
Style: Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
ABV: 14.2%; IBU 75
Attributes: Aged in High West Bourbon barrels for 6 months. The bourbon barrel softened the beer, imparting low barrel characters and creaminess. Black, with a golden-tinged tan head. Aromas of white chocolate, vanilla, oak char, soft fruit notes, slight banana, dark cocoa. Spicy, rye notes, hints of cinnamon, dark chocolate, bitter black coffee mid-palate. Finishes bitter, with dry characteristics of the roast dark malt, light oak tannins, and hints of oak char.
23 Karat? The weight of the gold found at Sutter’s Mill, as James Marshall announced: “Gold, boys, Gold!” and started all that rushing west.
Style: Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale
ABV: 14.5%; IBU 39
Attributes: Dark brown with a golden edge, creamy tan head. Aromas of rum and wood, grass and cocoa. Flavors of cocoa, dark, chocolatey roasted malt and dark treacle. Malt and hop bitterness. Sweet, residual warming.
Not harrassment, rather, infatuation: People in Western/European culture used to need to court each other with other people always in the room, or with a chaperone. “Stealing a kiss” meant that the couple (who, usually, both liked each other a lot and really wanted to kiss each other, anyway) snuck in a few kisses “under the nose” of the chaperone.
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".
Style: Braggot-Style Honey Ale
ABV: 16.2%; 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 (we were married under a waterfall.)
Style: Tequila Barrel Aged Barleywine
ABV: 16.7%; IBU 65
Attributes: Earthy tequila notes are up front in the aroma of this complex beer, followed by vanilla and oak tannins mixed with low spice and caramel maltiness. Those aromas are redefined as they blend and separate on your palate, working towards a earthy-spicy finish; warming with a rich mouthfeel.
Sip and stay! From the German gar aus trinken meaning “all out," “drain the cup” or “drink up.” The English adopted the word in the 16th century, and it came to mean “sitting around drinking until closing time.” We close at 10 o’clock.
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.
We Are Brewing
Ship Of Theseus (Collaboration with Proximity Malt) - Olde Ale / Release: April 7
Old Norway // New England (Collaboration with Weldwerks Brewing Company & Hopsteiner) - Triple Dry-Hopped Triple Hazy IPA / Release: April 7
Belgian Quad (Collaboration with Cargill Malt (Dingemann), White Labs and Hopsteiner) - Belgian-Style Quadrupel / Release: April 7
Sandthrax - Brut IPA / ReRelease: April 8 - 16
Singin’ In The Rain: Strawberry Rhubarb - Fruited Hefeweizen / Anticipated Release: April 10
Thomasina’s Testament - Pils / Anticipated Release: May
Bumblebee Feet (Raspberry Almond Bee-feet) - Braggot-Style / Anticipated Release: June
unnamed - Grand Cru / Anticipated Release: August
unnamed - Eis Double-Imperial Barleywine / Anticipated Release: August
unnamed - Double-Imperial Stout in Stainless and Barrel-Aged / Anticipated Release: August
Still Life - Oud Bruin / Anticipated Release: October