Thursday, February 11, 2010

Great Divide Brew News

The Big News

Finally! Hoss Rye Lager and Claymore Scotch Ale will be added in mid-February to our year round line up of beers! Both were seasonal beers in 2009 and based on the great response last year we decided to make them available year-round in 2010. Claymore is our tribute to the "Wee Heavy" beers of Scotland. This malty deep-ruby beauty features lots of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile and a subtle warming character with 7.7% ABV.

Hoss is based on the Marzen lagers of Germany. Rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cheery and dark fruits, dominate, while the unique addition of rye imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character... 6.2% ABV. You might know that Hoss won a bronze medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival, but a lesser known fact is that it was named one of the "25 Best New Beers in America" in this month's issue of Maxim Magazine. We are having a release party for Hoss and Claymore on February 19th.

It will be an exciting month at the brewery because we're also releasing two seasonal beers, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, which will be released early February, and Colette Farmhouse Ale, which will be released mid-February. Colette is the reincarnation of our Saison (released in 2009 as a 22 ounce seasonal). We changed the name this year and it will now be available in convenient to carry 6 packs! Colette is our homage to the Saisons that have quenched the thirst of Belgian farm workers for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, Colette is a fruity and slightly tart with a dry finish that makes it the rarest of treats-a beer as refreshing as it is complex...7.3% ABV.

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti gets a generous infusion of Denver's own Pablo's espresso adding yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature. It's official: You can now have Yeti with breakfast. 9.5% ABV.

No comments:

Post a Comment