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 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. Kicks Off Wood Werks Series with Belgian-style Sour

GreatDivideWWBSSGreat Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) has announced that it is officially launching its Wood Werks Barrel Series with the February release of Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour.

After completing an expansion that allowed an investment in “two temperature and humidity controlled barrel aging rooms”, Great Divide Brewing Co. is now set to expand its barrel-aging program with the launch of the Work Werks Barrel Series.  With the capability and capacity to broaden their barrel selection well beyond just whiskey barrels, this new series will now allow the brewery to explore and experiment with a variety of styles including barrel-aged Sour Ales.  Each year, the Wood Werks Barrel Series will feature “brand new recipes and styles, each unique and different from the last.”

The first release in this series will be Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour, a Belgian-style Tripel that was “artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums.”  This lengthy treatment period resulted in a pink-hued, spiced Sour Ale that “has notes of luscious stone fruit with a tart, dry finish and hint of French oak.” This “labor of love and patience” comes in at 9.3% ABV.

The Wood Werks Barrel Series will continue to produce releases throughout 2018.  Belgian-style Sour will be followed by a Flemish Sour Brown Ale in May, a Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale in August, and Barrel Aged Yeti at the end of the year.

Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour will officially release in February and be available as long as supplies last through March.  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 network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Wood Werks No. 1 – Belgian-style Sour from Great Divide Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Wood Werks Barrel Series, February 2018
Style – Sour Ale
ABV – 9.3%
Treatment – Belgian-style Tripel soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums
Suggested Food Pairings – “Braised short ribs with roasted potato, mushroom, & arugula salad with balsamic, point reyes blue cheese, plum sorbet”
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/