Great Divide Brewing Co. Brings the Summer Vibes with Release of Margarita Gose

GreatDividelogoroundGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will introduce Margarita Gose as its latest Tank Farm Series release in May 2020.

Brewed to “[capture] the vibe of a poolside cabana,” Margarita Gose is a “traditional sour German ale . . . partially aged in tequila barrels and enhanced with lime puree, makrut lime leaf and Himalayan pink salt.” Coming in at 5.8% ABV, Margarita Gose is ” tart and dry with an abundance of citrus notes.”

Margarita Gose will debut in early May and is scheduled to hang around through July 2020.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release 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 Margarita Gose from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Limited/Tank Farm Series; May – July 2020
Style – Gose
ABV – 5.8%
Added Ingredients – Lime puree, makrut lime leaf & Himalayan pink salt
Treatment – Partially aged in tequila barrels
Suggested Food Pairings – “Sinaloa-style chili lime marinated shrimp; avocado corn salad; grilled queijo de coalho; passion fruit mousse”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

Great Divide Brewing Co. & Pablo’s Coffee Collaborate on Coffee Porter

Coffee-Porter_12oz-Can_No-BackgroundGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Coffee Porter, a special collaboration with Pablo’s Coffee, in February 2020.

Surfacing as the latest offering to come out of Great Divide’s Tank Farm Series, Coffee Porter is an American Porter brewed with coffee beans sourced from Mexico and provided by Pablo’s Coffee.  To put a Great Divide spin on the added coffee, these green coffee beans were aged in whiskey barrels that once held the 2019 edition of Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout before being roasted by Pablo’s Coffee and integrated into the Porter.  This “unique, multi-step process” results in a Coffee Porter (6.5% ABV) that is “the perfect pairing of coffee and beer.”

“We’ve utilized Pablo’s beans for our beers and our coffee makers here at Great Divide for years,” said marketing manager, Matt Sandy. “When we contemplated brewing a coffee porter, Pablo’s was the obvious choice and we brainstormed a process to give this particular coffee porter a little extra prestige.”

 

“We chose organically grown Mexican coffee produced by Serranos for its inherent chocolate and caramel sweetness and low moisture content,” explained Pablo’s Head Roaster/Green Buyer, Brian Gerhard. “We tasted the beans as they slowly absorbed the inherent Yeti and whiskey flavors from the barrels, rotating them regularly to ensure that each bean had adequate contact time with the barrel. At the 7-day mark we were ready to roast. We went with a smaller than normal, fast roast to try and maintain the wonderful whiskey and oak aromatics. We couldn’t be happier with the end result of both the coffee and the beer.”

Coffee Porter debuted at Great Divide’s Tap Room locations on January 31 and will enter distribution in February.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s distribution network. A limited amount of the barrel-aged coffee beans featured in Coffee Porter will be available at Pablo’s locations and at select retailers.  Prost!

Vital Information for Coffee Porter from Great Divide Brewing Company & Pablo’s Coffee

Release – Limited/Tank Farm Series; February – April 2020
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Pablo’s coffee that was aged in whiskey barrels that once held Yeti Imperial Stout
Suggested Food Pairings – “Slow-cooked steak pie with peas, mashed potatoes and gravy; roast vegetable salad with Stilton cheese; stroopwafels and fresh berries”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

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Great Divide Brewing Co. Unveils 2020 Release Calendar

Coffee-Porter-LabelA new year means plenty of new beer, and this week we are here to provide you with a look at the 2020 Release Calendar from Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado).

As is the case with most beer release calendars around these parts, we have posted Great Divide’s full 2020 Release Calendar below for you to sift through at your own leisure. With that said, there are a few exciting new releases and changes that we would like to point out real quick.  Let’s get to it:

  • Previously only available as a part of the brewery’s Tank Farm Series of limited releases, Strawberry Rhubarb Sour will be promoted to Year-Round status in April of 2020.
  • Car Camper, a Hazy Pale Ale spotlighting Sabro hops, will also join Great Divide’s Year-Round lineup in April. Car Camper will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.
  • The Tank Farm Series will see the addition of Coffee Porter, a special collaboration project with Denver’s Pablo’s Coffee.  Here is how Matt Sandy, Marketing Manager at Great Divide, describes this new brew:
    “I am particularly excited about our collaboration with Pablo’s Coffee.  Though it sounds simple on the surface, this is one of the more multifaceted beers we’ve brewed. Whiskey barrels that once held Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout were filled with green coffee beans and aged to perfection. The beans were then roasted, ground and given back to us to brew this Coffee Porter. We’ll be releasing the beer in February and some of remaining the barrel aged beans will be available at Pablo’s locations.”
  • The Wood Werks Barrel Series will transition to 16 oz. cans this year and the 2020 lineup will include the following three new offerings: Wood Werks Old Fashioned (March), Wood Werks Golden Sour with Fruit (June), and Wood Werks Double Barrel Belgian (September).
  • 2020 will see four variants of the brewery’s beloved Yeti Imperial Stout: Chocolate Cherry Yeti (February – April), S’mores Yeti (May – July), Pumpkin Yeti **NEW** (August – October), and a yet-to-be-named new Yeti variant (November – December).
  • Finally, Great Divide will get into the alcoholic sparkling water game in 2020 with the introduction of Whitewater Hard Seltzer. The brewery will release a variety 12-pack with four flavors in the spring.

“Whitewater will be crisp, refreshing and taste like real fruit,” explained Great Divide founder and president, Brian Dunn. “We’re excited to meet the demand for seltzer with a product we’re proud to serve and drink.”

Those are just a few of the highlights, but there are still quite a few new releases and returning fan-favorites left for you to discover on the calendar below.  Check it out and get ready for another exciting year with Great Divide Brewing Company in 2020. Prost!

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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 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 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!

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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
Beer Finder – http://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/