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
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Great Divide Brewing Reveals 2018 Release Calendar

GDBClogoGreat Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) just added some intrigue to the year ahead with the publication of a 2018 Release Calendar that brings news of seven new beers.

Another day means another beer calendar, and we have Great Divide Brewing Co.’s full 2018 Release Calendar available below.  You can jump straight to it, or bear with us while we quickly highlight those seven new brews.  It’s totally your call . . .

  • 2018 will see the introduction of Great Divide’s Wood Werks series, a new lineup of limited-edition barrel-aged and sour beers. The series will launch in February with Belgian-style Sour, a “Belgian-style tripel that was artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums.”  Belgian-style Sour will be followed by Flemish Sour Brown with Strawberries in May, and Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale in August.
  • Car Camper Gose will roll out in April as the brewery’s new Summer Seasonal.  This refreshing little number is a German-style Sour brewed with guava & passionfruit.
  • Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti will arrive in May as the newest addition to the Yeti Clan.  This oak-aged Imperial Stout has “sweet vanilla tones [that] meld into the oak characteristics . . .  A pairing fit for a beast, the vanilla and oak are uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from [Yeti Imperial Stout].”
  • Back by popular demand, Rumble Oak Aged IPA will return as a part of the Tank Farm series in 2018.  It will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft from May through September.
  • Beginning in May, Great Divide will add Heyday Modern IPA to its Year-Round portfolio.  “What’s a Modern IPA you ask? Well, [Great Divide] brewed this beer in response to the shift in taste profile preferences of the modern IPA drinker. It’s slightly hazy (but not a hazy IPA) with abundant hop flavor and aroma of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. This contemporary IPA brings the multifaceted hop profile to the forefront without the expected bitterness and with a lighter body. It’s not “New England” or “hazy” or “west coast” or “English-style”, or “classic”, and it’s definitely not [Titan India Pale Ale]. It’s a modern IPA. Balanced and approachable, Heyday IPA is brewed for the modern Bold Character.”

That covers the new offerings, but there is still plenty to see on the calendar below.  Give it a good look so that you can be properly prepared for the Great Divide awesomeness headed your way in 2018.  Prost!


Hop Disciples IPA to Debut for Great Divide Brewing Co. in 2017

unnamedIn January of 2017, Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) plans to introduce Hop Disciples India Pale Ale as the latest release in the brewery’s Tank Farm Series.

Rather than handcuffing themselves to a specific recipe for a seasonally released India Pale Ale, Great Divide Brewing Co. has decided to approach Hop Disciples IPA as more of “a rotating hop project” that provides hop lovers with the freshest and most exciting experience possible with each year’s release.  This goal is achieved by brewing a bright, clean IPA that will feature “a different hop variety at the forefront of the sensory experience every year.”  The 2017 version of Hop Disciples will showcase the Idaho 7 variety, a hop that displays “aromas of orange zest and stone fruit complemented by a hint of black tea leaves in an uncharacteristic element of subtlety.”  Hop Disciples will join Old Ruffian Barley Wine Style Ale, Nadia Kali Hibiscus Saison, and Fresh Hop Pale Ale to round out Great Divide’s Tank Farm Series, a lineup of seasonally released, experimental styles that allows “the brewers a chance to play a bit.”

The Hop Disciples IPA project will officially launch in January of 2017.  Once released, you will be able to find this brew available in 12 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly retailers in Alabama, Florida and anywhere else within the Great Divide distribution footprint that normally sees Hop Farm releases.  If you have been looking for a new IPA to enjoy and/or a new hop to experience, be sure to keep an eye out for this one when it drops early next year.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hop Disciples India Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Hop Farm Series, January 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.2%
Featured Hop – Idaho 7
Availability – 12 oz. cans
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