Great Divide Brewing Co. Releases 16 oz. Cans of Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

barrel-aged-yeti-2019_16oz-mockup_no-background_sm.pngGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that the elusive Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout has reappeared for a limited time and this year it is available in 16 oz. cans.

Created as an attempt to tame the beast that is Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Yeti (12.5 % ABV) is a “unique version” of that beloved Imperial Stout that has been “aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels.”  This extended period of hibernation in the barrels “produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish.”

Barrel Aged Yeti hit the Great Divide Tap Rooms – Ballpark and Rino – on October 31 and started rolling out into distribution on November 1, 2019. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 16 oz. cans – a new packaging format for 2019 – and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Limited; November – December 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Grilled porterhouse steak, Roaring 40s blue cheese, vanilla cheesecake, brownies”
Availability – 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Great Divide Brewing Co. Adds Hopnaut Double Juicy IPA to Tank Farm Series

GDHopnautGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Hopnaut Double Juicy IPA in October 2019.

Developed to take the place of Hop Disciples IPA in Great Divide’s Tank Farm Series, Hopnaut is Juicy Double India Pale Ale “brewed and double dry-hopped with an unearthly amount of Simcoe, El Dorado, Mosaic and Huell Melon hops.” This hop bill – which amounts to “over a pound and a half of hops per barrel” – lends this DIPA “bold tropical fruit and citrus notes along with hints of berry, stone fruit, pine and bubblegum.”  Coming in at 8% ABV, Hopnaut promises to be an “an extraterrestrial sensory experience.”

“With the success of our Hazy IPA, our brewers have been experimenting with a lot of hop-heavy hazy and juicy IPAs on the pilot system,” explained Bill Bertsch, Sr. Director of Brewery Operations. “Hopnaut will be a hit with New England-style IPA fans but also those who appreciate a well-balanced, filtered IPA.”

Hopnaut Double Juicy IPA is available now and is scheduled to stick around through January 2020.  You can expect to find this new Tank Farm offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hopnaut Double Juicy IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Tank Farm Series; October 2019 – January 2020
Style – Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Simcoe, El Dorado, Mosaic & Huell Melon
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pheasant and rosemary winter stew; beet and carrot salad with curry dressing and pistachios; Emmental cheese and Marcona almonds; blueberry cream cheese pastries”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Great Divide Brewing Co. Adds S’mores Yeti & Mexican Chocolate Yeti to Yeti Clan

Mexican-Chocolate-Yeti_BeerImage_3-e1568224864970Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Releases of S’mores Yeti and Mexican Chocolate Yeti in October 2019.

Arriving as the latest variants of Great Divide’s iconic Yeti Imperial Stout, S’more Yeti and Mexican Chocolate Yeti are here to offer Stout lovers a “sumptuous sensory experience” this fall.  To get you further acquainted with these elusive beasts, here are their official descriptions (sourced directly from the brewery’s website):

  • S’mores Yeti | 9.5% ABV – Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones. 
  • Mexican Chocolate Yeti | 9.5% ABV – A very special, and very limited, entry in our venerable Yeti Series, Mexican Chocolate Yeti is a sensory delight. We’ve added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to Yeti Imperial Stout to create our version of a traditional champurrado drink. Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired with a Yeti! 

“S’mores was a bit of a no-brainer and a Yeti flavor that would crop up often in our brainstorming sessions. Mexican Chocolate Yeti has been a draft-only taproom favorite since we released it in small batches two years ago. We decided it warranted a wider though still limited release.”

 

– Matt Sandy, Marketing Manager at Great Divide Brewing Company 

S’more Yeti and Mexican Chocolate Yeti will both launch in October with availability in 19.2 oz. cans and on draft.  S’mores Yeti is scheduled to hang around through December 2019 while Mexican Chocolate Yeti will only be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find both of these Limited Releases at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area.  Prost!

 

 

Great Divide Brewing Company Adds Lager to its Year-Round Lineup

GreatDivideLager2Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it is celebrating summer with the release of its newest Year-Round offering, Great Divide Lager.

Meant to be an “uncomplicated beer fit for any occasion”, Great Divide Lager is an American Lager that features “a blend of noble and new world hops along with German malts and a traditional Lager yeast.” Weighing in at a light 4.2% ABV, Great Divide Lager is a “crisp, refreshing and easy drinking beer that is meant to be enjoyed repeatedly.”

“Great Divide has long been known for its big, bold beers,” explained Bill Bertsch, Sr. Director of Brewery Operations, “but Lager shows the range of our brewing team. They have created a crisp, clean, refreshing beer that has quickly become a favorite around the brewery.”

 

“We’re excited to roll Great Divide Lager out across our entire distribution footprint,” continued Bertsch. “This beer will provide a lighter complement to our already stellar lineup of core, seasonal and Tank Farm beers.”

Great Divide Lager was officially introduced on June 22 at Great Divide’s 25th Anniversary Party and is actively hitting distribution now.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Great Divide Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching late June/early July 2019
Style – American Lager
ABV – 4.2%
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “The can design is simple and harkens back to those easy-drinking lagers generations of beer drinkers have enjoyed over the years.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Great Divide Brewing Co. Unleashes Chocolate Cherry Yeti

Chocolate Cherry Yeti 22oz bottle shotGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially launched Chocolate Cherry Yeti Imperial Stout as its latest Seasonal Release.

Arriving as the newest member of Great Divide’s Yeti Clan, Chocolate Cherry Yeti employs the same “roasty malt backbone” found in the iconic Yeti Imperial Stout, “[tweaks] the hop bitterness” a bit, and then receives additions of “sweet and sour cherries and cacao.”  Weighing in at a sultry 9.5% ABV, Chocolate Cherry Yeti promises to be “one smooth sipper.”

Chocolate Cherry Yeti is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through May 2019.  You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s expansive distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Chocolate Cherry Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal/Yeti Clan, February – May 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5%
Added Ingredients – Sweet and sour cherries & cacao
Suggested Food Pairings – “Braised short ribs, caramelized baby carrots, Danish blue cheese, and vanilla cheesecake with sour cherries”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Great Divide Brewing Co. Provides a Look at its 2019 Release Calendar

GreatDividelogoround.jpgNever one to shy away from beer calendar season, Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has stepped forward this week to reveal a 2019 Release Calendar that boasts seven new beers along with updated packaging and formats.

Just as we typically do with all beer calendar-related posts, we have posted Great Divide Brewing Company’s full 2019 Release Calendar below for you to look over at your leisure.  With that said, we would be remiss if we did not quickly mention a few of the calendar’s highlights.  Let’s go ahead and get those out of the way:

  • Great Divide’s beloved Yeti Series will introduce two new variants in 2019: Chocolate Cherry Yeti (February) and S’more Yeti (October).
  • A limited release, one-off Anniversary Ale will surface in May 2019 to commemorate 25 years of brewing excellence at Great Divide.
  • A yet to be named, limited release Juicy Double IPA is scheduled to debut in October.
  • The Wood Werks Barrel Series will return in 2019 with the following releases: Saison in Red Wine Barrels (February), Belgian Dark Sour (May), and Old Fashioned (August).
  • 2019 will mark the first time that Great Divide produces 19.2 oz. cans. This format will launch with Denver Pale Ale and Heyday Modern IPA (pictured above).
  • In an effort to “move away from plastic rings”, the brewery’s Year-Round and Seasonal lineup will transition to 6-pack cardboard cartons.
  • Other format changes will include Strawberry Rhubarb Sour transitioning from 22 oz. bottles to 6-packs of 12 oz. cans in May and Hazy IPA will mark the debut of 4-packs of 16 oz. cans.

That’s all we have for you this time around, but there is still a good amount of info just waiting for you on the calendar below.  Be sure to give it a gander that way you are fully prepared for everything Great Divide Brewing Company has in store for you in 2019.  Prost!

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Great Divide Brewing Celebrates the Hop Harvest with Return of Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Fresh Hop_2016_Front_HRGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has announced that its Colorado-centric Fresh Hop Pale Ale has returned for a Seasonal run spanning from September to November 2018.

Back to claim its spot in Great Divide’s Tank Farm series, Fresh Hop is an American Pale Ale built from a recipe featuring all Colorado ingredients – “whole cone Cascade hops from Colorado’s own High Wire Hop Farm, . . . malt locally sourced from Proximity Malt in Monte Vista, and yeast from the Brewing Science Institute near Colorado Springs.” These locally produced goodies supply Fresh Hop Pale Ale (6.1% ABV) with a “grassy, citrus hop brilliance” that is “meant to be enjoyed immediately.”

Fresh Hop Pale Ale is releasing this month and has plans to stick around through November.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal/Tank Farm Series, September – November 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 6.1%
Featured Hops – Whole cone Cascade hops from High Wire Hops
Suggested Food Pairings – “Grilled trout, grilled bratwurst, ginger-garlic sweet potatoes, Epoisses (a rich, washed rind cow’s milk cheese from France).”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

 

 

Great Divide Brewing Co.’s Hoss Returns for Oktoberfest Season

2017 Hoss can SB mockupGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that Hoss Oktoberfest Lager will return this month for a brief Seasonal run.

Inspired by the Märzen lagers of Germany, Hoss Oktoberfest Lager retains the style’s “rich, layered malt notes, with hints of cherry and dark fruits,” but adds its own personality with a “unique addition of rye [imparting] an earthy, spicy character.” Coming in at 6.2% ABV, Hoss offers a “crisp and dry experience” and “its brilliant red-orange color is a toast to the sunsets that make the perfect backdrop for this beer.”

Hoss is rolling out now and will stick around through September 2018.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hoss Oktoberfest Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal, August – September 2018
Style – Oktoberfest/Märzen
ABV – 6.2%
Suggested Food Pairings – “Veal bratwurst, barbeque chicken, carnitas (pork) tacos, Camembert cheese, German chocolate cake”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

 

Great Divide Releases Barrel-Aged Brown Rye Ale as Latest Wood Werks Offering

WW_No 3_flatGreat Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale in August.

Arriving as the latest offering to come out of Great Divide’s new barrel-aged series that allows its brewers to explore and experiment with a variety of styles in a variety of barrels, Wood Werks No. 3 started life as an Imperial Brown Rye Ale “brewed with copious amounts of malted and flaked rye, accentuating spicy and bready notes.”  The beer was then sent to age for 13 months in 10-Year Rye Whiskey barrels so that its “complex malt bill” could pick up “spirited characteristics” from those barrels.  This lengthy and careful aging process ultimately paid off by producing a 12.6% ABV Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale that promises to offer a “smooth and full-bodied finish.”

Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale will roll out in August and is scheduled to stick around – as long as supplies last – through September 2018.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Wood Werks No. 3 – Barrel-aged Brown Rye Ale from Great Divide Brewing Co. 

Release – Limited/Wood Werks Series, August – September 2018
Style – Rye Ale
ABV – 12.6%
Treatment – Aged for 13 months in 10-Year Rye Whiskey barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pistachio and mustard crusted salmon with arugula & delicata squash salad, aged Dutch Gouda, peach fritters”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Great Divide Brewing Co. Introduces Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti

GDVOAYetiBottleGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has announced that it will officially begin the Limited Release of Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout in May 2018.

Surfacing as “the next flavor evolution” in Great Divide’s Yeti Clan, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti is an Imperial Stout that expresses itself by allowing “sweet vanilla tones [to meld] into the oak characteristics” that it picked up while aging.  Acting as effortless complements to one another, the vanilla and oak notes go on to be “uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from Yeti.”  With Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti weighing in at a sizable 9.5% ABV, Great Divide promises that “this elusive beast will comfort you by the campfire all summer long, if you can find it.”

Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti will officially release at the start of May and has plans to hang around through August 2018.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release Yeti available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, May – August 2018
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9.5%
Added Ingredients – Vanilla
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/